Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Labor Day Morning

Originally conceived by America’s labor unions in 1894 as a testament to their cause, Labor Day is now seen as the last long weekend of summer rather than a day for political organizing. I’m no different. During what is my busiest time of year at work, I welcome the day off to rest and reload… Continue reading Labor Day Morning

Food, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Blueberries and Hydrangeas

August is wild blueberry season here in Maine. The maintenance of the fields and the harvesting of these small, delectable berries is very labor intensive. So, when I saw fresh berries suddenly available at the local market, I was glad to buy a pint and support our local farmers. I decided to bake some blueberry… Continue reading Blueberries and Hydrangeas

History, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea rooms

Aged Oolong

I attended an educational Zoom event last Tuesday evening provided by Tea Time Magazine and renowned tea historian, Bruce Richardson from Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Kentucky. Although they touted this event as a “virtual tasting” and it was gently suggested you purchase 3 teas from Elmwood Inn to use during the event, there was… Continue reading Aged Oolong

cats, Comforting, Food, Tea

Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

It was a VERY dark Saturday morning and rain soon set it. As I was getting ready for my first cuppa, I remembered I still had some macarons that I had ordered from La Petite Délicat in the fridge. Dear God, how could I have forgotten? It was a busy, brain-draining week, that’s how. What… Continue reading Tea, a Tabby, and Treats

Family, Food, History, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats, Tradition

Rustic Elegance

I inherited my great-grandmother’s silver tea set from my aunt. I realized the other day I hadn’t used it in awhile and decided to set up a wee photo shoot out on the deck. I did the best to give the silver a quick polish. It’s not perfect, and it never will be again. I… Continue reading Rustic Elegance