Join our family in celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas. Starting today through January 6 make each Day special!
Do something that makes every day a mini-joyful celebration! A mini-joyful celebration could be inviting a friend over for a cup of tea or even as simple as pausing a moment and seeing the gift of today. Often the best presents are just being present in the moment with the person you are with!
AFTER CHRISTMAS SALE! Call in to place your order or stop by the Teashop.
40% Off of all the following:
- Christmas Tea Cozies
- Byers’ Choice Carolers
- Byers’ Choice Trees – table top – perfect for villages and other Christmas Displays
Christopher Radko – buy 3 get 1 free! Prices are either $10 or $15 per ornament
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As we were planning for the Christmas Tea Parties I asked Brenda to sift through some of her favorite old recipe cards she grew up making on her family farm. Apple Dumplings was the first recipe she chose. A special recipe of grandmother Ida Gall. A yummy vintage recipe loaded with precious memories. I love the fact the old recipe card even says “serve warm with half and half”. A hot messy delight for ANY apple lover, right?!? Special holiday recipes seem to wrap us up at Christmas time. Comforting flavors and rich fragrances.
Right now the teashop is wafting in sweet deliciousness. In every nook and around every corner I’m smelling a touch of freshly scooped premium loose teas. The Christmas Tea Bundle is the best gift for your money. A great $25 gift that will brew over 50 cups of tea! Our brand new Winter Apple Herbal is in the bundle. This herbal is so so tasty and the fragrance is divine. Fruity, lightly sweet and chock full of comfort & cozy. Now enjoy 15% site wide through this weekend!! Coupon code 15OFF
Apple Dumplings Recipe
from Ida Gall, Brenda’s Grandmother
- 1/c cup shortening
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2/3-3/4 cup milk
- 6 apples peeled and cored – tart apples are best!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 1 1/3 cups hot water
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter. Add milk and stir to form a ball. Turn onto board, knead few times, roll to 1/8″ thick. Cut into circles large enough to hold an apple. Place apple on dough.
Combine cinnamon and sugar. Fill cavity of apple with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Dot with butter. Close dough. Place upside down in pan – not too close. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Decrease to 350° and bake till toothpick inserts easily into apple. (about 45 minutes – your home will smell divine!)
Baste frequently with juices from the pan. Sprinkle small amount of nutmeg and cinnamon on top. Serve with milk or half and half while still warm from your oven!
Christmas time was a special time on the Froetschner Farm in Kinsley, KS. Brenda’s mother Gunilda had many old recipes and those hand written recipe cards are special just to pull out and enjoy!
Another fun tradition is Candy Making Night. Just a relaxed night of old fashion fudge, marshmallow fudge, pb fudge, and more. The time when it is ok to pull out that crazy Pinterest photo and copy it with everyone’s help! This Saturday night is this year’s Candy Making Night – and I still don’t know what I’m making. Any suggestions?
Pulling Taffy was one of Brenda’s Froetschner Family favorites. Taffy is one of those “get in there and get messy” recipes that is fun for all ages. The Teashop Family held a Gingerbread House making contest last Christmas – maybe this year we should do a Taffy Pulling contest?
Gunilda’s Taffy Recipe
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup white corn syrup
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4-1/2 cup butter
Boil sugar, water, and butter to almost crack stage. Stir in vanilla. Pour onto a buttered pan and allow to cool enough to safely handle. With buttered hands pull and pull and pull! Taffy will turn in light in color with ready!
Ready to shrink your shopping list?
Our tea cupboards are chock full to the brim and overflowing with yummy tea bundles, Artisan Tea Tins wrapped in ribbon, and functional gifts…that are gorgeous, too!
We’ve gathered together our absolute Best Sellers, Family Faves, and a few brand new 2016 items. Be sure to take advantage of these deals:
- FREE SHIPPING on $50 orders & local delivery
- 20% OFF orders over $100 thru 12-9-16 use code: over100
- Place your online order this weekend and receive a “KEEP CALM & DRINK TEA” drink coaster with any order. 🙂
So, grab a cup of tea and get to shopping!
Teaware & Foodies
- Anna Marie’s Tea Mug – $8.95
- Curve Tea Mug with Infuser – $23.95
- Perfect Cup of Teaspoon – $4.99
- Brenda’s Signature Scone Mix – $5.99
- Elizabethan Lemon Curd – $9.00
Premium Loose Leaf Tea
- Artisan Tea Cans – *BEST SELLER* $11-$22
- Christmas Tea Bundle *BEST SELLER* $25
- Tea Bag Gift Tins – *BEST SELLER* $7.95
- 7 Days of Chocolate Tea Bundle – $25
- Green Tea Bundle – $25
- Downton Abby Christmas Tea – $12