Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Donuts

Fall is a stressful season for me at work, but before the temperatures turned too chilly I was able to tear myself away from the catalog for a brief outing on the deck one Saturday. I pulled out all the stops...or props, I should say. I really need to practice the “less is more” adage.… Continue reading Tea and Donuts

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

Comforting, Tea, Tea Accessories

Fall Flower and Tea

When your co-worker, who just happens to be the flower manager, gives you a beautiful teacup and some tea, well...one must have tea with some flowers! This is THE first year these Phlox have actually flowered in my garden. I have discover I really don't care for their scent, but they are lush and pretty.… Continue reading Fall Flower and Tea

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October Tea on the Deck

Every fall I work harder, lose more sleep, get more stressed, and generally poop out of doing anything else rewarding. Tea, however, is my little refuge amongst all of the chaos that is the "catalog season". On those rare weekends when the weather isn't too brisk & windy and the sun is out, you'll find… Continue reading October Tea on the Deck

Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea rooms

A Brioche Tea

I finally tore open the small envelope of Brioche loose tea I bought from American Tea Room. Tearing open the packet produced an aroma that grabs you like a warm, comforting hug! The description on the packet says: "As aromatic as a French patisserie, this black tea with almonds, cinnamon, and safflower blossoms is a… Continue reading A Brioche Tea