My first brew if 2015. I'm enjoying a pot of Darjeeling black tea. I have never been a fan of Darjeeling and I think it all stems from having had a cup of bad/old tea and I didn't like it. However, I received some tea from my friend who is a tea broker and I… Continue reading Happy New Year!
This past year, I've been blessed to have enjoyed tea, not only in my own back yard, but in the UK again as Dave and I took our long-delayed honeymoon to York, UK and finally to the beautiful country of Scotland. Definitely a highlight, Scotland afforded me the opportunity to meet fellow tea people and… Continue reading The Tea Year in Review
I'm calling this a Tain Tea due to the new piece of Scottish Tain Pottery I bought yesterday at the Maine Highland Games. I picked up a large teacup and saucer at last year's game from their Glenaldie pattern and when we went to Scotland in May, I was a little disappointed there wasn't more… Continue reading A Tain Tea on The Deck
After recommendations by two tea people and a gentlemen on a train in London, I knew I had to visit Bettys during our recent trip to York, England. Who am I to argue with such respected counsel? We have been planning this trip to York for several years after a few delays, and we even… Continue reading When in York, One MUST Visit Bettys!
It was bittersweet attending the Maine Scottish Highland Games this year for Dave and I. After years or planning, we were unable to go to the REAL Scotland earlier this year and it brought back those painful memories of why we couldn't make the trip. However, we made the best of the rainy morning and… Continue reading A Touch of Scotland in Maine