A little over a year ago I shared my tea collection with you. At the time, there were 17 different kinds of tea in my cupboard. After going through them all, I tossed several very old, very stale boxes. I didn’t toss them all, though. That would be wasteful. I kept some, and in the intervening 13 or so months I’ve collected a few more boxes here and there. I may or may not be back at 17. In fact, I may or may not have more than 17 kinds of tea right now. I’m not saying. I will, however, submit some evidence to help you reach your own conclusion.
- I recently re-organized my kitchen pantry, and set aside a designated tea drawer. Before this, my tea was all up high and out of reach, which meant I was frequently reduced to drinking whatever happened to be within jumping distance. Now that it’s all in one easy-to-reach place, which is great. But when I open the drawer for guests to choose their own tea, they gasp in amazement at the sheer quantity.
- I have at least three variations on chamomile in my drawer right now.
- I recently fell in love with the new tea shop in my local mall.
- I have a photo, which I will label “Exhibit T”:
Does this sight make you gasp?
Show me Your Stash!
I was chatting with some friends on Twitter about our collective penchant for buying tea, and it seems that I am far from alone. I thought it would be fun to see if there are other people out there with a drawer like mine – or maybe even several drawers. I can’t have the biggest collection of tea in the world, there’s no way. So I’m asking you to show me your stash!
Take some time this week to write a blog post about your tea stash, and then come back here on Wednesday, January 18. I’ll be sharing the nitty-gritty details of my own stash in a post that morning, and confirming exactly how many boxes, bags and tins I have. I’ll also include a link-up. Let’s see who takes home the compulsive tea collector crown – or who has the utmost restraint in the tea aisle. To sweeten the pot, I’ll be drawing one name from the folks who play along and sending the lucky person one box of tea, on me. I’m not being sponsored and I’m not acting on behalf of big tea. I just want to share the love.
I’ve created a button, which you can use in your post:
Now, what are you waiting for? Show me your (tea) stash!