Disclosure: I was provided with products from Uncommon Goods in exchange for a review and giveaway. As always, my opinions are my own. Thanks to Uncommon Goods for supporting Relishments!
It’s officially fall, the best season of the year. The weather is cooling off – making sleeping much easier – and I’ve started dipping into my fall wardrobe. I’ve returned to my afternoon and evening tea routines. Outside, some of the leaves around here are starting to change. I’m always ready for fall, and this year is no exception.
Recently, Uncommon Goods reached out to me about sharing some of their products with you. I was thrilled. Every year as the Christmas season approaches, the Uncommon Goods catalog arrives in the mail and I pour through it. I love the mission of Uncommon Goods (click here to read it) – they’re focused on having a positive impact through offering a variety of handmade, organic and recycled products. Uncommon Goods encourages shoppers to give to non-profits at checkout and wants them to understand the environmental impact of their purchases. I wish more companies did this! As a result, I had a really hard time deciding what items I wanted to share with you all. Ultimately, my love of fall and it’s associated accessories and activities won out.
My tea obsession is no secret around here, but you may not know that I also collect tea towels. I love picking them up as souvenirs, receiving them for gifts and buying cute designs when I see them. When I saw towels featuring two of my favorite hot beverages – tea (here) and coffee (here) – on the Uncommon Goods website, I knew I had to have them.
photo provided by Uncommon Goods
The towels look great; they’re brightly colored (and the tea design uses my favorite colors) and feature lots of fun information. They look really cute hanging together, but I know I’ll be using them for lots of other things as well. Tea towels work so well for holding fresh bread or rolls in a serving dish, wrapping kitchen related presents or drying greens.
I was also excited to try out some new (to me) reusable tea brewing filters. Loose leaf tea is really fun, but I continue to struggle with finding the perfect way to brew it. These filters are great because they can hang over the edge of any mug, regardless of the size of the mug’s mouth. The filters I received have a strip of fabric across them, instead of the button hole seen on the Uncommon Goods website, but they still work great. Tea is inserted into the pouch, the weighted ring is looped through the fabric strip and then the tea filter is place in a mug or tea cup with the ring dangling on the outside. The ring is heavy enough to keep the filter in place without any tea leaves escaping. These filters will definitely get a lot of use this fall and winter.
Uncommon Goods has so many great products, especially if you need a gift for someone. Uncommon Goods has great anniversary gifts, including a selection of gifts for women here and gifts for men here. But I could see shopping Uncommon Goods for almost any occasion (Christmas is only 91 days away!) – including giving gifts to myself.
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