Food, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Blueberries and Hydrangeas

August is wild blueberry season here in Maine. The maintenance of the fields and the harvesting of these small, delectable berries is very labor intensive. So, when I saw fresh berries suddenly available at the local market, I was glad to buy a pint and support our local farmers. I decided to bake some blueberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Hydrangeas

History, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea rooms

Aged Oolong

I attended an educational Zoom event last Tuesday evening provided by Tea Time Magazine and renowned tea historian, Bruce Richardson from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Kentucky. Although they touted this event as a “virtual tasting” and it was gently suggested you purchase 3 teas from Elmwood Inn to use during the event, there was… Continue reading Aged Oolong

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