Comforting, Family, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Big Stuff

A spectacular summer morning calls for a spectacularly, big-ass teacup! My extra-large thistle teacup from Tain Pottery in Scotland fit the bill perfectly. One needs two hands to lift it when full, especially when it’s filled to the brim with bold Yorkshire Tea. I added a nice color spectrum from the garden with white daisies,… Continue reading The Big Stuff

Food, History, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

The Colonial Colors of Independence

Today is the 244th birthday of the United State of America. The United States of America was founded in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was signed. The Declaration explained why the Thirteen Colonies at war with the Kingdom of Great Britain regarded themselves as thirteen independent sovereign states, no longer under British rule. We… Continue reading The Colonial Colors of Independence

Comforting, Food, Tea, Tea Treats

Peonies & Key Lime Tarts: Video

I enjoyed a lovely late-afternoon treat out on the deck a week ago. When it wasn’t raining. One of my lovely tea-for-one-sets complimented the brilliant peonies I picked from the garden. I can’t take credit for the key lime tart, but I did add the blueberries and fresh sprig of mint from my own container… Continue reading Peonies & Key Lime Tarts: Video

England, Loose Tea, Tea

First Day of Summer 2020

It’s been an unusual spring, to put it mildly. Everyone wants to get outside and go places. My husband and I are basically still staying put at home. Luckily, we have a wonderful spot in the state of Maine to enjoy. So, this morning on the first day of summer, I enjoyed some flora and… Continue reading First Day of Summer 2020

Comforting, England, Loose Tea, Tea

Cottage Book Tea

One of my favorite things to do on a weekend morning this time of year is to sit outside on the deck, sip some tea, and read or look through my favorite books and magazines. We’re having an unusually warm spell here in Maine for the end of May. Now that the humidity has lifted,… Continue reading Cottage Book Tea