Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea

Fire and Forté

We just “celebrated” the Labor Day holiday weekend. We didn’t go anywhere or do anything spcecial and I was perfectly fine with that. The catalog season (my main job) is in full gear and my brain has been working hard the last couple of weeks. In years past (19 to be exact!), I’ve been known… Continue reading Fire and Forté

Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea rooms, Travel

Sunday Morning Oolong

This past Sunday was another stunning, late summer morning and I enjoyed some special oolong out on the side deck with the goldfinches and hummingbirds. Tea time out on the deck The tea is from eteaket in Edinburgh, Scotland. We visited eteaket when we made our first of two trips to Scotland in 2013 .… Continue reading Sunday Morning Oolong

Comforting, Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Maine-Grown Blueberries

It’s that time of year here in Maine when the blueberries are picked and sold in farm stands and supermarkets from one end of the the state to the other. I picked up a pint of Highbush blueberries at the supermarket last weekend from Circle B Farms in Caribou, Maine. Circle B Farms do a… Continue reading Maine-Grown Blueberries

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

Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea

Petals From the Earth and Sea

On a gray, humid morning last week I felt the atmosphere required a smokey tea. So, I reached for the Sea Smoke seaweed tea I reviewed a couple of months ago. The very earthy combo of lapsang souchong and dulse seaweed from Cup of Sea here in Maine certainly added a bit of zoom to… Continue reading Petals From the Earth and Sea