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, Food, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea

Daffodils & Oatcakes

After a long day of yard work and helping my husband move boards for our deck redo, it was high time for some tea! I was excited to finally see my old daffodils are starting to bloom. So, I cut a few to add a touch of color. They're called 'Smokey Bear' and I bought… Continue reading Daffodils & Oatcakes

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