Anthropologie, and buys me a teacup for my birthday or for Christmas. Oh Anthro. I always say that when talking about this establishment. Oh Anthro. So darling. So pretty. So wacked out with the pricing of
I got this tea cup many many months ago and I've been waiting for just the right post to show it off on the blog.
So go get your favoritest tea cup or mug and trot that little cutie pie out.
I got mine at a Portland area Asian tea shop. But you can get yours here. Goji berries are some kind of super food supposedly. You can just eat them dried, but here's what happens when you soak them in boiling water -- they become all plump and soft! And float around looking pretty!
And here's how it all went down one day. One day Julia said "let's invent a tea." And I was like, "OH YES LET'S!"
So we looked around the kitchen and started throwing things into our tea cup and then poured boiling water over it, and it turned out fab and we were SO PROUD of ourselves!
star anise. You don't need as much as I've shown here, that's just for photo prettification purposes.
sugar rocks. I love these little sugar rocks! Except sometimes one sugar rock is Not Enough for me.
We threw in a slice of apple because IT LOOKED PRETTY.
Here is a more thoughtfully written out recipe, which I'll have you know that my 7 year old tea brewing guru child wrote out for me, and it was the cutest thing ever and I love her and she's the sweetest.
GOJI BERRY TEA (a Julia's Bookbag original recipe, woo!)
1.) Boil a cup of water.
2.) Add a small handful of goji berries. (in my recipe, Julia put a heart over the lower case 'j')
3.) Add one sugar rock or lump. Or two.
4.) Add one apple slice.
5.) Add one cinnamon stick, broken in half.
6.) Add one star anise.
7.) Add two or three pieces of crystallized ginger.
8.) Steep for 5 minutes.
9.) Enjoy. (Julia wrote that on my recipe)
We really loved it so much that we're going to make little sachets and give them away as gifts at Christmas time. If I were super awesome, I'd give the tea mix tucked into a little tea cup as well, but I can tell you, I'll probably be getting tea cups from Cost Plus, and not Anthropologie. Oh Anthro.