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

Comforting, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

A Rainy Grey Tea

During this pandemic, I’ve been working from home. It’s been different, frustrating, and wonderful all at the same time. The last 3-4 weeks have been sunny, hot, rain-free, and glorious. So, I decided to take the week prior to our 4th of July holiday this weekend to enjoy a stay-cation. We live on a stream,… Continue reading A Rainy Grey Tea

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

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