Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try?
I like both. For the convenience I like tea bags. In the morning I have Tetley tea bags. But when I’m looking for a treat, I like making loose tea. But if I had to pick – I’d probably choose bag.
What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)?
Tetley Orange Pekoe is what I drink most often. Easy, quick, cheap… and I don’t feel guilty if it gets cold. Some kind of English Breakfast is my favourite overall.
Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white).
Black. I drink black tea. I love black tea. Black tea with fruity flavours is nice, a creamy-flowery-Earl Grey is nice too. I love trying different black tea blends. I don’t have a favourite “specialty” tea. I only drink herbal occasionally.
Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind?
Both. Usually I make myself tea by the cup, but sometimes I have a tea pot. I bought this adorable little Tea For One set in England. I love how many cute accessories can go along with tea pots! I find knitting tea cosies is very fun – my sister has one that matches her apartment in Germany.
What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?
I’ve always wanted one of those individual/one cup, loose-tea-steeping, personal-pot things. My loose tea strainer ball thing is too big to fit into my Tea For One pot. Or today I saw like a tea-strainer-ball but it’s on a stick and it’s just for a single cup. Now I reeeally want to buy that.
How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc).
CSI, a nice home-cooked (vegetarian) meal, and good company.
If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why?
Either 100% cotton or some sort of alpaca blend. I’ve recently fallen in love with amazingly soft natural fibres… I’m pretty much converted from acrylic (started there for prices).
If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why?
A fun fur scarf, but definitely not for myself. I babysit some girls across the road that would probably love something like that. I enjoy gifting my knitting, although I’m not very fast/advanced.
What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?)
Getting to see my BF. Or a birthday party – I think that birthdays are very important and not to be missed!
What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)
Egg salad pinwheels! I don’t like overly-sweet treats so scones or light pastries are perfect.
When buying yarn for a project how do you choose – do you buy the one called for or do you substitute?
I tend to do it the other way around – I buy yarn and then find a project to go with. But recently I’ve been browsing the natural fibres (cotton and alpaca) at my LYS… and I want to knit yummy fuzzy warm throws and scarves and shawls for everyone!
What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go?
Usually just a scarf that is easy to pick up & put down so that I don’t miss any important steps.
Favorite movie (thing) to watch while knitting/crocheting?
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Las Vegas)!
Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match?
It’s mugs in my house. All of mine are souvenirs or gifts. My mom’s are matching — green with bamboo… but I like the generic mug shape; one day I will have a matching set of generic-mug-shaped ones.
Favorite childhood birthday party?
Rented a trampoline and put it in the backyard.
Favorite type of scone and jam?
Plain with raspberry jam and devonshire cream.
If you use candles, what is your favorite scent?
I don’t like scented candles because I find they are too strong-perfumey. I burn unscented tea-lights. I also burn natural scents in my diffuser. I really like the fresh scent of this Lemon Oil I have. I also have a Lavendar (but I only like that in small doses). I like most/all citrus scents.
If you could choose 3 people to have ‘tea’ with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead).
My best girl-friend AL (who introduced me to The Secret Tea Garden). My BF (because we’re long distance and any excuse to see him is a good one). And my nanny (my father’s mother – she passed away when I was 7 and my dad said she loved to knit).
You’ve been invited to a tea party, what ‘props’ will you wear (formal or casual)?
Probably just a cute skirt and a matching top. Maybe a scarf to tie my hair back.
Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to?
I’m a vegetarian. Sensitive skin – can’t handle SUPER perfumey stuff, a little is fine.
Anything we missed that you want your pal to know?
Favourite colour – blue. Favourite yarn colour – cream.