Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Tea Bag Folding

Many years ago, on one of the tea related discussion groups on the Internet that I belong to, a couple from Holland requested tea bag envelopes. A unique way of making the world a smaller place, I was happy to oblige this request. Con and Gon sent a personal thank you note for the 'very nice teabag envelopes. It was a real surprise. The bags of St. John's Wort, Apsara (esp. original black), Wagner's and Lady Caroline's are completely unknown, and are very welcome in my collection.' In exchange for the teabag envelopes, they included a sampling of tea bag folding, basic instructions to make your own, and a few additional collage type cards made with some of the tea bag envelopes they have collected over the years.

Although I don't have a recent count, I do remember that they had an amazing number of unique tea bag envelopes, and were quite pleased to add the ones I sent them to their collection, noting that any duplicates would be exchanged with other collectors.
Colorful and creative, unique and unusual, I was as excited to receive these miniature works of art as they must have been to receive the teabag envelopes. I often wonder if Con and Gon are still collecting, counting, cutting, and folding teabag envelopes?

3 comments:

Steph said...

WOW! That is amazing!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Thanks for the memory, Nancy. I remember Con and Gon very well and also participated in sending them some teabag wrappers....had not thought about them for years. Am wondering - along with you - how they are doing...

Marilyn Miller said...

I think Jan sent them tea bags also and may still have contact with them. I will have to ask her. I love the folded teabags.