England, Loose Tea, Tea

First Day of Summer 2020

It’s been an unusual spring, to put it mildly. Everyone wants to get outside and go places. My husband and I are basically still staying put at home. Luckily, we have a wonderful spot in the state of Maine to enjoy. So, this morning on the first day of summer, I enjoyed some flora and… Continue reading First Day of Summer 2020

Comforting, England, Loose Tea, Tea

Cottage Book Tea

One of my favorite things to do on a weekend morning this time of year is to sit outside on the deck, sip some tea, and read or look through my favorite books and magazines. We’re having an unusually warm spell here in Maine for the end of May. Now that the humidity has lifted,… Continue reading Cottage Book Tea

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

A Rose by Any Other Name

After adding a perennial favorite tea to my online shopping cart at world-famous Fortnum & Mason in London, I soon discovered a new tea I was dying to try. Rose Pouchong tea combines two of my favorite things: tea and roses. Fortnum & Mason's Rose Pouchong tea By interleaving rose petals with black tea as… Continue reading A Rose by Any Other Name

Comforting, England, History, Loose Tea, Tea

An Old Favorite – or Comfort Tea

Everyone is looking for comfort at this chaotic and scary time during the Covid-19 pandemic. This can take many forms: food, drink, clothing, books, nature, and even television and movies. I believe I have used all those and even more during the last several weeks. My comfort TEA of choice is a British tea I… Continue reading An Old Favorite – or Comfort Tea

Comforting, England, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 1

When life (or a good friend) gives you a King Arthur Flour gift card, you order holiday scone mixes, right! For the three weekends leading up to Christmas, I will be baking one scone mix per weekend. Last weekend, my first foray into the holiday scone extravaganza was the Spice Eggnog Scone Mix. King Arthur… Continue reading HOLIDAY SCONES – Part 1