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

Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

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

Tea, Tea Accessories

Handle This

What makes a good tea cup? In my opinion it's all about the handle. If you can comfortably lift a scalding-hot cup of tea with no fear of spilling, we have a winner. This little beauty from the Allyn Nelson Collection in England is one of my favorites. I agree with Kevin Gascoyne who co-owns Camellia… Continue reading Handle This

cats, Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea

Smokey Pu-erh Tea

It's a very, very windy and brisk morning. The sun is out though, so that's always nice in February. I thought a nice smokey, Pu-erh tea was in order. I have a nice large, 125g pouch of Pu-erh China Premium leaf tea from Upton Tea Imports that I haven't used in a wee bit. Upon… Continue reading Smokey Pu-erh Tea