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Craf-TEA March
7:00 pm , March 1, 2013 Comments Off on Craf-TEA March
Posted in: Black, Featured

Did you know March is ‘Craft Month’? As an hommage to our crafty tea fans, we thought it would be fun to share a tutorial on how to paint with tea!

Before you get started with your painting, you’ll need a few supplies that can be purchased at an art supply store.
You will need:

  • Water colour paper (any size)
  • Paint brushes (at least 1 small brush for detail)
  • Containers or cups for different strength teas
  • Boiling water
  • Black tea leaves

Before you get started, you may want to get an image you like to use for reference. Or, you can let the creativity flow, and paint freestyle!

  1.  First you will need to boil water and brew a few ‘colours’ of tea. We recommend to brew 3 different shades of tea. As a rule of thumb, remember more water and less tea will result in a lighter colour; less water and more tea will result in a darker colour. For the very light shade, you may want to remove the leaves with a spoon so the tea doesn’t get darker as you paint.
  2. Use a scrap piece of paper to test the strength of the colours. If they’re too dark, you can always add more water.
  3. You may want to set up some newspaper under your painting surface, as dark tea can stain.
  4. Start painting! We recommend painting on a flat surface as the paint is simply water, and can run very easily.
Tweet us your creations @nourishtea.
Painting via Etsy

Happy March, tea drinkers!

DIY Potpourri
9:17 am , January 19, 2013 Comments Off on DIY Potpourri
Posted in: Black, Featured

The rich and spicy smell of this potpourri reminds us of a hot cup of our Yummy Chai tea! For all you craf-TEA folks, this DIY project is fun for a rainy day.

You will need:

  • Dried rose petals
  • 1⁄4 cup whole cloves
  • 1 cup whole allspice
  • 10 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks, broken into pieces
  • 8 small bay leaves
  • 4 whole nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp anise
  • 2 tbsp whole cardamom pods

Mix ingredients in a large bowl, stirring well. Store the extra potpourri in a zippered bag to preserve freshness. You can even house the finished product in a vintage teacup and saucer for a dainty display.

Recipe adapted from Woman’s Day.