Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Sugar Doilies

I have seen these Snowflake Lace Sugar Doilies for years in the Victorian Trading Co. catalog and decided to see if they were as pretty as they looked. They ARE! But it’s been difficult getting a good photo of them because they immediately start to melt once you place them in hot liquid. So, for… Continue reading Sugar Doilies

Comforting, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Scottish Sunday

After a relatively mild day Saturday, a very chilly, but sunny Sunday morning greeted us with a thin glaze of ice on the stream and dozens of ducks. The sunshine certainly brightened up ones mood, but it was my choice of tea and tea ware that warmed my heart with fond memories of our trips… Continue reading Scottish Sunday

England, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

A Simple Scone and Cuppa

I was thinking ahead on a Friday night and made myself some scones in anticipation of their enjoyment the following day. I should do this more often. Although it was difficult to not devour half of the scones after baking them the previous night, it was a welcome reward after an exhausting trip to the… Continue reading A Simple Scone and Cuppa

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

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