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

Food, Holiday, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Lemon Cake and Lace

Although more of a pink, white and blue color theme for this 4th of July weekend instead of red, white, and blue, I DID add a wee American flag. My first attempt at this lemon blueberry cake turned out okay. Not great, but okay. It tastes wonderful, but it's a wee bit lopsided and is… Continue reading Lemon Cake and Lace

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

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Pu-Erh and Peonies

Oh, how I DO love my summer Saturday morning tea on the deck. Even on gray days, as long as it's not pouring and the winds aren't whipping, I'm there. With early summer flowers starting to appear in the garden, some floral scent and color adds to the display. Our peonies are blooming. Although battered… Continue reading Pu-Erh and Peonies