Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Shakespearean Tea Hearts
This is something I had never heard of until recently -- tea hearts, or tea pressed into shapes over which you pour the boiling water. This particular tin has 24 "Antony and Cleopatra" black tea hearts, or you can choose 24 "Romeo and Juliet" green tea hearts instead. Each heart makes an 8-10 ounce serving of tea.
The product description further states that "The tradition of pressing black teas into various forms and shapes dates back to the early Song Dynasty, 960 – 1279 BC. Sculptors and artisans would work with tea the way others worked with clay or textiles to form and mold delicate works of art."
Wow, you learn something new every day! Great stocking stuffer for a tea lover or a Shakespeare lover, don't you think?
What: Shakespearean Tea Hearts
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library website
How much (as of today's post): $6.95 (plus shipping)