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Make sachets to fill with a mix of favorite loose teas (or create custom blends from dried herbs and edible flowers, such as mint and hibiscus).
Depending on how much spice your host likes, you can infuse vinegar with mild long peppers, spicier Thai peppers, or five-alarm habaneros.
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Photography: Seth Smoot, food editor Anna Kovel creates dried-herb mixtures for friends and family.
Adding a vintage corkscrew makes it feel special." - Rebecca Robertson, decorating and home editor Reverdy Terre de Maimbray Sancerre Rose 2011, 25; and brass key bottle opener and corkscrew, 48;.
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