Monday, December 10, 2012

Mooseberry Tea and Corn Muffins

Welcome friends for tea this week.  After seeing Sandi's cute Christmas trees in a preserving jar last week I saw some coloured ones for sale in the drugstore and thought I'd give it a try myself.
All I had to do was bury the stand of the tree in the epsom salts I used.  I liked the effect of the blue tree in the blue jar, added a couple of snowmen and a chilly vignette was created.
You're probably wondering what mooseberry tea is.  I received a packet of it from a dear friend and is it ever a pleasant tasting tea.
I'm going to admit I had it first my usual way with milk and honey and then I tried it plain, much better!  
 I sipped from this Royal Albert poinsettia teacup.
 A snowflake napkin at the ready..
 As I indulge in a savoury corn muffin spread with passion fruit jam.
I'm joining the weekly tea gathering at:
I hope you'll make yourself a cup of tea and join my hosts and their guests.


  1. The muffin with the passion fruit jam has my mouth watering. There have so many cute uses of Mason jars. I really like your tree in the blue jar ... very wintery!

  2. I love your homemade snow globe; it's precious! The color is stunning and perfect for the season. Glad you had a nice cup of tea and a good nosh to enjoy in your lovely Christmas teacup.
    Christmas blessings, Beth

  3. Judith:
    I have sold these Montana products in my shop - also jelly, etc. Very fun and glad you liked the tea!

  4. You clever thing! You ladies have such wonderful ideas. I like the blue tree in the blue jar, but then, when don't I like blue???? The mooseberry tea is new to me...out here it's marionberries, an Oregon born berry that seem to be unfamiliar for many. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  5. Sweet vignette... It's so nice to be treated to a new tea. I get positively giddy thinking about new teas and this one is very interesting looking.

  6. Hello Judith,
    LOVE your tree in the blue jar! Blue jars are hard to find around here. Yours is very cute.
    Your tea sounds delicious and looks wonderful in that pretty Christmas teacup. I always take my tea black. The snowflake napkin is lovely and one of my absolute favourite muffins is cornmeal and with the jelly; yum! I love your card by the way, and I included it in my tea this week.
    Thank you for sharing your sweet Christmas tea and coming to mine. Have a lovely day, my friend.

    Christmas blessings,

  7. Hi Judith,
    what a sweet idea is that little Christmas tree in a jar. Looks fabulous with the Snowmen. I have never tried Mooseberry tea but sounds good. And your muffin is really tempting (with jam... hmmmmm). Thank you for sharing this delightful tea time. I wish you a wonderful Christmas time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. I love the idea of a little tree in a jar. I'll have to try that idea out. Interesting tea flavor this week.

  9. Judith I love your teacup! And I was thinking of trying the tree in an old canning jar as well. Yours looks really nice.

  10. Love the tree in the mason jar. Like them being put to use for things like this. Tea sounds really good.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  11. what a cute snow scene, Judith! The tea sounds wonderful and the muffin looks so tasty, too. wish I was sharing some with you.

  12. You have created a cute little vignette. Cornmeal muffins or just plain cornbread anything is so delicious. Valerie

  13. Love your wintery vignette! Aren't those jar trees a sweet idea? The mooseberry tea sounds interesting and your cornmeal muffins would be a delicious treat with the tea. Have a nice evening. Pamela

  14. I love the tree in the mason jar it looks so beautiful...and I love the Royal Albert poinsettia Tea cup.. and of course corn muffins sound so yummy with some tea...great idea, I had made some corn bread but I'm thinking mini muffins..Have a great new week..with love Janice

  15. Those corn muffins look good, and so does the tablesetting and the little blue tree.

  16. Love your snowglobe! :) Epsom salts. WOW! Too cool.

    So you drank your tea in a Poison Etta teacup? :) You'll have to back-track on a few posts of mine to know what I'm talking about!

    Bless you friend.

    Love, Rebecca

  17. You had me at corn muffin!! Your chilly winter scene looks brilliant... and your teacup is darling. Thank you for sharing tea with us and your plate with the cut-outs reminds me of a snowflake.

    Hugs, C. (HHL)

  18. What a cute craft you made and the Christmas tea today so enjoyable! Love your teacup, so pretty! Have a great week!

  19. Mooseberry tea sounds good and I love the packaging. The Christmas trees came out very nice and I love the blue color the jar adds.

  20. Hi Judith,
    Love your R.A. poinsettia teacup and your muffins look delicious. Mooseberry tea sounds so yummy! Love your snowmen vignette with your blue jar and tree... looks fabulous! Have a wonderful week.

  21. Blessings, my friend!
    I spied your Mooseberry Tea and couldn't help but wonder what it would taste like. The colorful berries on the wrapping remind me of the tiny red berries I used to pick every summer in the woods. We called our berries Wild Huckleberries. I wonder if they are similar.
    Your post is so cozy and inviting. a hot cuppa tea and corn muffin on a cold winter's morning...Ahhhh! Now that's home!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your kind comment.
    Merry Christmas,

  22. Looks to me like the perfect little tea for one!

    I love your new winter-in-a-jar! That worked out nicely, Judith!

    Happy Tea Tuesday!

  23. Judith~ what a charming 'folk art' style snow globe. It makes a nice winter scene! YOur cup is lovely, too. Happy Advent.

  24. LOVE the blue tree in the blue jar - how lovely! Your tea and muffin look delicious - I have never tried passion fruit jam - sounds fantastic - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

  25. A delightful post, with cute decoration, and yummy tea with delicious looking corn muffin!

  26. The blue Xhristmas tree in the cloche is very pretty. Your Christmas cup and is really pretty too. Tea looks delicious and so are the goodies! Happy Holidays!...Christine

  27. I've never heard of Mooseberry Tea, but I sure like how you enjoyed it in style here!

  28. Precious snowy scene and I love you blues with the snowmen! The poinsettia teacup and saucer are perfect for th holiday. Your moose berry tea is new to me and sounds delicious! Merry Christmas! Pam

  29. Visiting from the link up!

    I'd never even heard of mooseberries so that's a new thing for me to learn :) Is it a herbal tisane or a mooseberry-flavoured black tea? I tend to find the fruity flavours so much better without milk.

    The Christmas tree vignette is very cute. What a lovely and simple idea!

    All the best :)

  30. I knew there was something I wanted on the grocery list...epsom salts! I love the tree in the jar and think the fake snow might not work as well. Love your tea cup, too. Christmas tea cups are the prettiest!

  31. I just love that Mooseberry Tea label.

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  33. Beautiful post! Love your tree inside the jar so pretty!

  34. Happy to find your Blog today.
    So wonderful your pictures!

  35. I take milk in my tea, but prefer the fruit teas and flavoured teas black. That one looks interesting!
    Your little tea ritual is very civilised!

  36. I absolutely love your tea cup. It's very, very pretty.

  37. Your snowmen & tree in the mason jar are adorable. I also love that milk glass plate! So pretty.


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