i recently purchased an amazing tea cup and saucer for $3! so beautiful, so sleek, so much room for my tea:
i just cannot get over the capacity of this tea cup! it’s not one of those soup bowls disguised as a tea cup (although i am quite partial to them as well), but a genuine tea cup with a depth of 8cm and a diameter measuring 10cm. so great!
this has inspired me to:
a) drink more tea and hot chocolate (perhaps the cold weather has something to do with this too);
b) organise my (pathetically small) tea collection;
c) expore a zine i acquired many moons ago at sticky in melbourne titled herbs and what they can do (made by esther for the melbourne uni food co-op).
this zine combines a few of my favourite thing: botany, cute zines and food co-operatives! what is better than people mobilising around food? de nada! i have also been having “lung issues” for quite a while, and i’m keen to explore non-medicinal means of health improvement.
some herbs this zine recommends for lung healing:
- elderflower – aids mucous clearance, especially in the upper respiratory tract
- angelica – strengthens and supports the lungs
- warm concoctions including ginger, garlic and cinnamon
- nettle – helps with convalescence (recovering from illness) and general run-down-ness. also a great source of iron and vitamin c!
- rosehip – gives loads of vitamin c and helps prevent colds
write to me if you want some knowledge from this little book of herbs and i shall attempt to dish out the goods.
i am heading over to alfalfa house this weekend to get my hands on some of these. in the meantime my as-yet-unnamed tea cup will continue to get a workout:
(those are ginger cookies in the pics)