I’m a tea-aholic.
Daytime, nighttime, afternoon or even the middle of the night can be a good time for tea.
Of course, the middle of the night tea is usually something like chamomile to help me sleep or ginger tea with lemon and honey to sooth a cold but I love my tea.
I don’t like sugar in the lighter teas like green tea or chamomile. It’s too sweet and drowns out the flavor of the tea. So I put honey in those teas to sweeten them just a bit. The flavor of the honey works well with the flavors of lighter teas enhancing them but not over powering them.
Also, I’ve always heard that a teaspoon or two of local honey can help with seasonal allergies so I use that as a bit of extra justification even though that theory is said to not be true.
It doesn’t matter to me. I still love my local honey. The only thing I DON’T like is the container it comes in. It’s very tall and narrow so that when the honey gets low I always end up with a hand covered in it trying to get a teaspoon full for my tea.
I don’t like being sticky, people. It may be OK for Pooh but not for me.
So I decided to use some of the Martha Stewart Craft supplies I was sent a couple of weeks ago to create a honey jar that is more useful. I had created a Mother’s Day Window Box with the acrylic paint and screens I received but I had some glass etching cream and more screens that I hadn’t used yet.
To create the honey jar I used:
- Martha Stewart Glass Etching Cream
- Adhesive Silk Screens
Place the screen images where you want them and then use the glass etching cream according to package instructions.
Yes, that IS all there is too it.
And now I can have a cup of tea in the middle of one of those mid-life insomnia attacks and not worry about crawling back into bed with honey on the back of my hand. Because let’s face it, THAT has happened.
Are you a tea-aholic? What are your favorite kinds and what do you sweeten your teas with?