Tea, Tea Treats

Floral Tea

It may be an overcast, cloudy gray day, but the late summer flowers are adding major color. I cut a very colorful bouquet using hydrangea, phlox, a couple of fern fronds, and one spectacular rose. With a pot of my favorite Yorkshire Tea, an apple, and some chocolate chip cookies an outdoor tea can be… Continue reading Floral Tea

Comforting, Food, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea & Croissant for One, Please

On this first Saturday of summer, a fluffy croissant caught my eye. Meaning it called my name and there was no way I was leaving the baked goods section without it. Here is the rundown of today's festivities: I used my bone china Allyn Nelson Collection with the Summer Rose pattern. All made in England.… Continue reading Tea & Croissant for One, Please

History, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Japanese Soldiers (with Tea)

Although my soft boiled egg wasn't as soft as I had hoped to have good dipping with my toast soldiers, they were all very tasty. I am still loving my egg cups! The top came off easily and the egg came slipping out of the shell when I got down to it. I enjoyed fresh… Continue reading Japanese Soldiers (with Tea)

Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Coffeecake with Tea

So, I broke two rules today: I had tea with COFFEEcake and drank Scottish BREAKFAST tea at 4 pm in the afternoon. Although March just arrived, we're expecting another snow storm tomorrow night here in Maine. With lamb chops marinating overnight and a soup cooking in the slow cooker, I needed something sweet. This Apple-Cinnamon… Continue reading Coffeecake with Tea

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Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost

While making this week's grocery list, I came upon a recipe I've had in my collection that I have never tried before. And since today was supposed to be snowy, windy, and cold....which is basically FEBRUARY, I decided to give it a try. Chai Shortbread cookies from Cooking Light is now a new favorite! It… Continue reading Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost