Comforting, Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Tea and Donuts

Fall is a stressful season for me at work, but before the temperatures turned too chilly I was able to tear myself away from the catalog for a brief outing on the deck one Saturday. I pulled out all the stops...or props, I should say. I really need to practice the “less is more” adage.… Continue reading Tea and Donuts

Comforting, Loose Tea, Tea

Fire and Forté

We just “celebrated” the Labor Day holiday weekend. We didn’t go anywhere or do anything spcecial and I was perfectly fine with that. The catalog season (my main job) is in full gear and my brain has been working hard the last couple of weeks. In years past (19 to be exact!), I’ve been known… Continue reading Fire and Forté

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, Loose Tea, Tea

Petals From the Earth and Sea

On a gray, humid morning last week I felt the atmosphere required a smokey tea. So, I reached for the Sea Smoke seaweed tea I reviewed a couple of months ago. The very earthy combo of lapsang souchong and dulse seaweed from Cup of Sea here in Maine certainly added a bit of zoom to… Continue reading Petals From the Earth and Sea

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