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, 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

History, Tea, Tea Treats

Pretty-In-Pink Valentines Tea

My annual cup of tea using the heart-shaped teacup & saucer my late sister gave me and one of my many rose-themed teapots. Paired with a delightfully charming chocolate cupcake and some pink roses and carnations. Candy hearts, chocolate, flowers, and a good cup of Ceylon Breakfast Tea. It’s LOVE!

England, History, Tea

Tea and Tennis

For a change of scenery, I decided my morning tea warranted a visit to the side deck. I'm blessed to have two lovely decks to enjoy. One is in the shade all day, the other gets serious mid-day and afternoon sun. This side deck faces the old, weed-filled garden in the distance, a section of… Continue reading Tea and Tennis

Bag Tea, England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Fortnum Favorite

Sometime's a tea can evoke a feeling or memory and the Fortmason blend tea from Fortnum & Mason does that for me. My first exposure to Fortnum & Mason was in 2002. My then boyfriend and I were on our first trip to Disney World in Florida. Upon visiting Epcot, the UK exhibit called my… Continue reading Fortnum Favorite