Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

An Early Taste of Fall

After a string of sunny, steamy days with temperatures in the 90’s and humidity pegged off the charts, we’re experiencing a brief, but welcome cool down for a day or two here on the stream. With highs only in the 60’s today it certainly brings a feel of fall to the air. The cloudy, but… Continue reading An Early Taste of Fall

Food, Holiday, Scones, Tea, Tea Treats

They Can’t All Be Gems

Instagram is a lot of things. It’s inspirational due to all the beautiful photos, scenes, and settings. But it’s also highly intimidating. I don’t have the perfect outdoor furniture and I’m not an expert at lighting or photography. I do my best with what I have here in rural Maine. I baked some blueberry sour… Continue reading They Can’t All Be Gems

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

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