Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Labor Day Morning

Originally conceived by America’s labor unions in 1894 as a testament to their cause, Labor Day is now seen as the last long weekend of summer rather than a day for political organizing. I’m no different. During what is my busiest time of year at work, I welcome the day off to rest and reload… Continue reading Labor Day Morning

Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

An Early Taste of Fall

After a string of sunny, steamy days with temperatures in the 90’s and humidity pegged off the charts, we’re experiencing a brief, but welcome cool down for a day or two here on the stream. With highs only in the 60’s today it certainly brings a feel of fall to the air. The cloudy, but… Continue reading An Early Taste of Fall

Food, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Blueberries and Hydrangeas

August is wild blueberry season here in Maine. The maintenance of the fields and the harvesting of these small, delectable berries is very labor intensive. So, when I saw fresh berries suddenly available at the local market, I was glad to buy a pint and support our local farmers. I decided to bake some blueberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Hydrangeas

Comforting, Food, History, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Treats

Blueberry Summer Scones

Some coolers temperatures have invaded our lazy, hazy days of summer. It’s a welcome change after heat and humidity when one has absolutely no desire to turn the heat of the oven on and bake. On a cloudy, but rain-free day last weekend, I decided to heat up the stove and bake some blueberry scones.… Continue reading Blueberry Summer Scones

History, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea rooms

Aged Oolong

I attended an educational Zoom event last Tuesday evening provided by Tea Time Magazine and renowned tea historian, Bruce Richardson from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Kentucky. Although they touted this event as a “virtual tasting” and it was gently suggested you purchase 3 teas from Elmwood Inn to use during the event, there was… Continue reading Aged Oolong