Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ABC Wednesday: Round 18 - T

And T is for...

And also for Tea Chest.

M and I drink a lot of tea. We drink a lot of coffee too, but somehow we don't seem to have so much trouble storing coffee beans. But tea -- both in bags and the loose kind -- always poses something of a problem when it comes to storage. When we moved into the new house a few years ago, I simply shoved all the tea stuff onto a shelf in the pantry and left it there. Over time, more and more boxes and containers accumulated until it had turned into a terrible tea-thing jumble.

Every time I wanted a cup of tea, I ended up with boxes falling all over the place. It was maddening.

Then one day, a lightbulb went off in my brain and I thought "TEA CHEST"!!!  Why hadn't I thought of that in the first place? Why hadn't my thoroughly organized and ingenious hubby offered the suggestion? Maybe we really are getting too old to be left on our own.

Well, anyway. I zipped on over to Amazon looking for tea chests and, after a morning spent browsing and comparing and making up my mind, I found one I liked, clicked the "One Click" button and now that corner of my pantry looks like this:

So organized! Everything easy to find and no tumbling teabag avalanche every time I want a cuppa.

Total tea time triumph!

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  1. aha there are lot of tastes to choose from.... i very rarely drink it, i am a coffeefan

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
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  2. I love your Tea chest! So very simple and so much better than many boxes and bags. Also love the cocoa and cookies nearby!

  3. Hmmm, maybe I ought to stop buying loose tea and go back to purchasing tea bags. I like the idea of a tea chest.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  4. You do have a fine collection of tea there, good idea about the tea
    chest. I have a Typhoo Tea Tin, that that I load up with Yorkshire Gold, which is my favourite brew. I like a shot of Espresso in the afternoon which perks me up ready to watch The Chase on TV,,,Aye it's a grand life being retired!
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  5. I should follow your lead -- I definitely won't be posting a photo of my terrible tea-thing jumble! I do have some loose tea in tins that I keep out because I like the tins but the bags really need somebody better than me to organize them.

  6. That is so nice!!! I just love organization.

  7. What a tremendous and ingenious idea! I'm like you with the various kinds all over the shelf except for the jar on the counter full of my favourite kind - Yorkshire decaf!

    abcw team

  8. In a couple of days I shall be off to England, and I am looking forward to my cups of real English tea at breakfast! I am counting the days !!
    Wil, ABCW Team


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