Comforting, Family, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Big Stuff

A spectacular summer morning calls for a spectacularly, big-ass teacup! My extra-large thistle teacup from Tain Pottery in Scotland fit the bill perfectly. One needs two hands to lift it when full, especially when it’s filled to the brim with bold Yorkshire Tea. I added a nice color spectrum from the garden with white daisies,… Continue reading The Big Stuff

Comforting, Family, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Pretty In Pink Tea

It is finally April, and that called for a little bit of color. I picked up a bouquet of miniature roses at the market yesterday as well as some strawberry drizzle cookies. Then I looked for some spring-like tea ware in my collection. I grabbed a teapot I haven't used yet. It was my late… Continue reading Pretty In Pink Tea

Family, Food, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

A Sweatheart Tea

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and I was in the mood for sweets and tea. Enjoyed a lovely, loose peppermint tea from Upton Tea Imports, some home-made, heart-shaped peanut butter cookies, some hand-dipped chocolate covered strawberries, and a raspberry filled, heart-shaped donut. Yes...it's a LOT of sugar, but it was soooo good. I pulled out one… Continue reading A Sweatheart Tea

Comforting, Family, Food, History, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats, Tradition

Comforts of Home

It is now past Christmas and I didn't do any christmas tea photo shoots. I DID enjoy tea very often and did overeat, however. I just didn't record it for posterity. After a very busy first week back at work after the holiday break, I found myself sickly on the weekend. My dear husband offered to… Continue reading Comforts of Home

Comforting, Family, History, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea

Tea for Today

Today I enjoyed a comforting Se Chung oolong tea from Upton Tea Imports. Made even more desirable being enjoyed out of my favorite Tain Pottery tea cup and saucer. Thought of my mom as well. She bought me the small wooden tray. It's hand painted with a winter scene and has been quite used and… Continue reading Tea for Today