Food, History, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

The Colonial Colors of Independence

Today is the 244th birthday of the United State of America. The United States of America was founded in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Declaration explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule. We… Continue reading The Colonial Colors of Independence

Comforting, Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Peonies & Key Lime Tarts: Video

I enjoyed a lovely late-afternoon treat out on the deck a week ago. When it wasn’t raining. One of my lovely tea-for-one-sets complimented the brilliant peonies I picked from the garden. I can’t take credit for the key lime tart, but I did add the blueberries and fresh sprig of mint from my own container… Continue reading Peonies & Key Lime Tarts: Video

Comforting, Food, Health, Loose Tea, Tea

A Cup of Sea

A Cup of Sea? Is that a typo Heidi? Why, no it’s not. One of my Instagram friends, photographer @tea_on_the_trail touted a strong, earthy tea using seaweed. My interest was peaked. Upon investigation, I was shocked and a little embarrassed to discover the tea she was reviewing is from right here in Maine! I should… Continue reading A Cup of Sea

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

When we FINALLY have a sunny, none-windy day with temperatures in the 60’s here in Maine, one MUST take tea outside. Blue skies, flowers, and tea Luckily, during our self-isolation during this pandemic, I had all the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch of blueberry muffins after reading a recipe on Inspired Taste.… Continue reading Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

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