Yesterday, I received my beautiful new calendar from my friend, Lesley, at Small Meadow Press. A fresh new calendar, a fresh new year full of promise, potential and adventure, awaits.
As there are with any new year, there are many little changes in the works here at Island Tea. We’ve been busy brainstorming and researching, plotting and planning. We will be offering more organic and fair trade teas and will be bringing in a number of beautiful and affordable gift lines that are also eco-friendly. Yes, organic and eco-friendly can be stylish, beautiful and affordable!
We’re going to be doing some website updates, including taking down some of the gift pages that we never did get completed! Sorry ’bout that! What the vast majority of you buy from our website are teas and teaware basics, so we’ll be concentrating our efforts there. We will be posting more photos of gift items here in the blog. If you see something of interest, please do call or email for availability and/or more information. A new FAQs section will be added to the site also, with all kinds of information on teas, their history and preparation.
One little note here that will sadden many: We will not be baking our scones as often this year. Many of you don’t realize we are not able to mix on site, but must go to another commercial kitchen to mix. This is because of the age and condition of our aged septic system. (Oh, for a sewer system!) This hauling of supplies to and from another kitchen, and then the racing back to freeze the scones for future baking is just becoming too difficult, not to mention expensive. So, scone days will become special event days. Please watch for announcements and then make your reservations!
While scones will become more of a rarity, we are expanding our prepackaged cookie options, and will always, always serve a lovely pot of tea! Goodness! We are a tea shop!
Wishing you all a lovely year!