You guys I finally found a teabox big enough for my tea stash ( slash addiction)! YAY! You would not believe where I found it! =P
I was visiting my friend Kaho of Chuzai Living and we were invited to have lunch at an American-Vietnamese lady’s house and after a yummy meal of Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Nuoc Cham dipping sauce (Recipe to follow on a separate post!) she offered us tea in a beautiful bamboo tea box and I couldn’t help but ask her where she got it! She said it was from the US and she had an extra box that she was willing to sell to me for USD 20! Wow I was floored! Of course the only answer to that was, “I’ll take it!” =D Best thing about it is that it’s Bamboo which has natural antibacterial properties. Yay.
Note: Tea that is not in individual foil packets will not keep fresh for very long in a teabox. They should be stored in air tight container in a cool and dark place.
I also want to share with you the glass jars I got from Ubud Bali with mother of pearl lids. (Email me if you wanna know the name of the store. I have to look for the name card! But it’s one of my favorite stores in Bali because it has amazing stuff and the prices are quite reasonable.)
I thought they were a beautiful way to display my loose tea and teabags that didn’t have individual foil packets (which keep them fresh). For the loose tea, I also stuck in a small spoon (also made of bamboo wood) which I purchased from ACE Gandaria (or was it Pasaraya).
I love serving guests tea using my new teabox. What do you think? For many more ideas on how to store or display tea click here!