Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Shakespeare Tea

Check out my latest Etsy art shop posting!  Shakespeare Tea! ... http://www.etsy.com/shop/StorybookArtifact

Made of lavender flowers, peppermint, summer savory, sweet marjoram, and calendula flowers, this floral tea is exquisite when served at any tea party, as that cup of tea while you read the morning paper, and/or especially stuffed in your mother's gift basket! My mother-in-law told me that this was her favorite tea, and she isn't really a tea drinker; she says that she likes to add a little honey to it after brewing. Inspired by the words spoken from Perdita (character in Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale), this aromatic tea blend is a pleasure to all.

Sold by the ounce and placed in a resealable bag and gift box.

Act IV, Scene IV


I'll not put the dibble* in earth to set one slip of them;
No more than were I painted I would wish
This youth should say 'twere well and only therefore
Desire to breed by me. Here's flowers for you; 

Hot** lavender, mints, savoury, marjoram; 

The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun 

And with him rises weeping: these are flowers 

Of middle summer, and I think they are given 

To men of middle age. You're very welcome. 

*dibble: a small implement used to make holes in the soil for planting.

**Hot. Meaning here uncertain. Contemporary herbalists classified some herbs as hot, others as cold: marjoram.

_History of Horticulture © 2002 Jules Janick, Purdue University


Eco-Friendly Freckles said...

Mmmm, your Shakespeare Tea looks so tempting! I love this tea's delicious, floral flavor and comforting aroma! Absolutely spectacular!!!

Artifact Andrea said...

Thank you. Likewise. :-)