Food, Irish, Loose Tea, Tea

A Touch of Pink

We FINALLY had a warm, sunny day on a weekend where I could enjoy tea outside on the deck. It has been a horribly cloudy, rain-filled month of May here in central Maine. I cut some wee pink wild flowers (some may call them weeds) from the yard and pulled out my favorite teapot and… Continue reading A Touch of Pink

Food, Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Treats

Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost

While making this week's grocery list, I came upon a recipe I've had in my collection that I have never tried before. And since today was supposed to be snowy, windy, and cold....which is basically FEBRUARY, I decided to give it a try. Chai Shortbread cookies from Cooking Light is now a new favorite! It… Continue reading Chai Shortbread and Nilgiri Frost

Tea, Tea Accessories

Handle This

What makes a good tea cup? In my opinion it's all about the handle. If you can comfortably lift a scalding-hot cup of tea with no fear of spilling, we have a winner. This little beauty from the Allyn Nelson Collection in England is one of my favorites. I agree with Kevin Gascoyne who co-owns Camellia… Continue reading Handle This