Helen, our Scottish guide from Afternoon Tea Tours, really prides herself in showing her travelers the best of Scotland. She frequents places where people smile and treat their guests with respect and kindness and Dave and I certainly grew to trust her judgement and advice. Our first day of traveling with Helen was to the … Continue reading Tea in a Scottish Country House
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’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sweets galore, colder temps and beautiful Christmas decorations. All of the perfect elements for a lovely tea. I baked some fresh apple cinnamon scones from a recipe I found online on the King Arthur Flour website. Unfortunately, I was unable to find white course sugar, so I … Continue reading Christmas Tea 2012
Unlike many people who live in cities where tea shops and events are within walking distance, or a short drive, we in rural Maine don’t have the luxury. As with most things, unless you live in one of the bigger cities or towns, one must drive some distances to enjoy the finer things in life … Continue reading Tea By the Snowy Sea
I wanted to honor the last holiday weekend of summer with an outside tea. Luckily, the weather was MORE than cooperative for it today. A Pink Lemonade Cupcake recipe has been calling my name for some time, so I whipped those up this morning. VERY easy to make and VERY easy to eat! Basically it’s … Continue reading Labor Day Weekend Tea