England, Food, History, Holiday, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

My husband has many items in a china cabinet that belonged to his parents and grandparents. I chose this Easter to use one of the prized heirlooms for my morning tea. The main purpose of this tea was to try out my shiny, new steel egg topper set on soft boiled eggs. My last (and… Continue reading A Vintage Easter Egg Tea

Comforting, Food, Holiday, Tea, Tea Treats

4th of July Tea & Cookies

It was a beautiful, summer morning for this year's 4th of July. Some tea and cookies on the deck were in order. I cut some rose blooms off one of my shrub roses. Enough to just make a wee bouquet. It's a shame all of the flowers on one stem don't bloom all at once.… Continue reading 4th of July Tea & Cookies

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

Comforting, Holiday, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Tradition

Christmas Tea 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Sweets galore, colder temps and beautiful Christmas decorations. All of the perfect elements for a lovely tea. I baked some fresh apple cinnamon scones from a recipe I found online on the King Arthur Flour website. Unfortunately, I was unable to find white course sugar, so I… Continue reading Christmas Tea 2012

Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

My Black Friday Shopping Tea

Forget long lines, rude people, and parking issues...my favorite way to shop on Black Friday is to stay in my jammies, enjoy the view, pull out a fabulous pot of tea with some yummies, and grab my iPad for some online deals. Yes, I might miss some better deals if I had been in the… Continue reading My Black Friday Shopping Tea