Comforting, Food, Scones, Scotland, Tea, Tea rooms, Tea Treats, Travel

Forsyth’s Tea Room

On our last day in Edinburgh, we finally made it to this little, out-of-the-way tea room down Chalmer's Close. It's a small, narrow, two-room tea room with mis-matched furniture, tea ware, and fabrics, but it's so charming you can't help but love it. We have seen a couple of YouTube videos on Forsyth's Tea Room… Continue reading Forsyth’s Tea Room

Comforting, Family, Scones, Scotland, Tea, Tea rooms, Travel

Tea in a Scottish Country House

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

Food, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea rooms, Tea Treats, Travel

Eteaket: Rekindling Britain’s Love Affair with Proper Leaf Tea

I first discovered the eteaket website while doing a web search for tea rooms in Scotland possibly two or three years ago. It looked like a fascinating store, a lovely tea room, and some wonderful teas and treats to select from. I visited their website regularly, and followed their Twitter account, and looked forward to… Continue reading Eteaket: Rekindling Britain’s Love Affair with Proper Leaf Tea

Food, History, Scones, Tea, Tea rooms, Travel

When in York, One MUST Visit Bettys!

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!

Food, Holiday, Tea, Tea Treats

An Easter Tea

It was a lovely, sunny Easter morning. Although the wind put a chill the air, the geese have returned and we saw our first robin of the year foraging for food in the mushy front lawn. I picked up some spring-themed cupcakes, some chocolate covered candy eggs and some blueberry tea bread for a nice… Continue reading An Easter Tea