This week, I'm sharing a teacup that I acquired last month. The teacup's pretty blue colour immediately caught my eye at the thrift store.
This is the first teacup in my collection which features an avian design, "Early Bird". With a capacity of 280 mL, the cup is slightly larger than a standard teacup which suits this tea drinker perfectly!
This cute teacup was designed by the Dutch designer, PIP Studio, whose motto is: "Happy Products for Happy People".
This box of infusion de calafate was a souvenir gift from a friend who had visited Patagonia.
During her travels in Argentina and Chile, she sent me a couple of postcards, including this one from Cape Horn--the southernmost tip of South America.
In the pre-Panama Canal days, Cape Horn was the treacherous trade route travelled by the clipper ships.
The calafate berry is also known as the Magellan Barberry and found throughout Patagonia. You can learn more about the calafate berry here. According to local legend, "He who eats calafate must return."
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Top: Yellow calafate flowers
Bottom: Blue-purple calafate berries
Steeping instructions were not provided so I let the teabag stepped for 5 minutes.
The fruity scent and taste of the calafate berry infusion were very mild, but pleasant.
Now that I've tasted the calafate berry, I must be destined to visit Patagonia!
I'm joining the following parties this week: