Tea, Tea Accessories, Tradition

Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection

My small Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware and tea ware collection started with a single mug brought from the old Linen N' Things stores many years ago. I love the traditional, original berry vine and not some of the new variations. I have shown GREAT restraint over the years by not ordering every piece of the collection.… Continue reading Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Collection

Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Tea rooms

Campfire In a Cup

I love my strong, black teas and this Lapsang Souchong tea from the cozy eteaket tearoom and supplier in Scotland is a spectacular example of how the strength of a brew can transport you. Not only does it smell like a campfire is burning, the taste is as smooth as the smoke wafting through the… Continue reading Campfire In a Cup

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

Bag Tea, England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea rooms, Travel

Fortnum Favorite

Sometime's a tea can evoke a feeling or memory and the Fortmason blend tea from Fortnum & Mason does that for me. My first exposure to Fortnum & Mason was in 2002. My then boyfriend and I were on our first trip to Disney World in Florida. Upon visiting Epcot, the UK exhibit called my… Continue reading Fortnum Favorite

Loose Tea, Tea, Tea Accessories

Pu-Erh and Peonies

Oh, how I DO love my summer Saturday morning tea on the deck. Even on gray days, as long as it's not pouring and the winds aren't whipping, I'm there. With early summer flowers starting to appear in the garden, some floral scent and color adds to the display. Our peonies are blooming. Although battered… Continue reading Pu-Erh and Peonies