Tea, Tea Treats

Floral Tea

It may be an overcast, cloudy gray day, but the late summer flowers are adding major color. I cut a very colorful bouquet using hydrangea, phlox, a couple of fern fronds, and one spectacular rose. With a pot of my favorite Yorkshire Tea, an apple, and some chocolate chip cookies an outdoor tea can be… Continue reading Floral Tea

Bag Tea, England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Fortnum Favorite

Sometime's a tea can evoke a feeling or memory and the Fortmason blend tea from Fortnum & Mason does that for me. My first exposure to Fortnum & Mason was in 2002. My then boyfriend and I were on our first trip to Disney World in Florida. Upon visiting Epcot, the UK exhibit called my… Continue reading Fortnum Favorite

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Pu-Erh and Peonies

Oh, how I DO love my summer Saturday morning tea on the deck. Even on gray days, as long as it's not pouring and the winds aren't whipping, I'm there. With early summer flowers starting to appear in the garden, some floral scent and color adds to the display. Our peonies are blooming. Although battered… Continue reading Pu-Erh and Peonies

Food, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea

A Touch of Pink

We FINALLY had a warm, sunny day on a weekend where I could enjoy tea outside on the deck. It has been a horribly cloudy, rain-filled month of May here in central Maine. I cut some wee pink wild flowers (some may call them weeds) from the yard and pulled out my favorite teapot and… Continue reading A Touch of Pink

Comforting, Scotland, Tea

Summer Tea Time on the Dock

With the humidity finally breaking, I enjoyed a wonderfully, serene tea down on the dock. My (badly) hand-painted, black wooden tray served as the base for some Scottish breakfast tea in my Tain pottery teapot. Then I mixed it up (I’m such a rebel!) and used the vibrant orange plate that matches the little flower… Continue reading Summer Tea Time on the Dock