Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Travel

A Touch & Taste of Scotland

There’s a wee bit o’ Scotland in the home office this morning. I brought out my lovely English-made, Duchess fine bone china teapot and cup purchased at the Maine Highland Games many years ago. The national emblem of Scotland, the delicate thistles painted on the china belie the vicious spines that cover and protect the… Continue reading A Touch & Taste of Scotland

Food, History, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Treats

Outlander Tea Season

To honor the 6th season premier of the STARZ television series OUTLANDER, I whipped up a wee tray to pay tribute to the remarkable characters in the Diana Gabaldon A Breath of Snow and Ashes novel. I received a gift certificate from Art of Tea for my birthday in December. After receiving an email from… Continue reading Outlander Tea Season

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

A Day Off

I took a rare day off work last week and the weather gods were smiling on me! After a week of cool, windy, and cloudy conditions, last Friday brought sunny skies, light winds, and warmer temperatures. The deck was calling my name and I answered its sweet request to sit in the Adirondack chair and… Continue reading A Day Off

Comforting, Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Scottish Sunday

After a relatively mild day Saturday, a very chilly, but sunny Sunday morning greeted us with a thin glaze of ice on the stream and dozens of ducks. The sunshine certainly brightened up ones mood, but it was my choice of tea and tea ware that warmed my heart with fond memories of our trips… Continue reading Scottish Sunday

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