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, Holiday, Loose Tea, Tea

A Rainy Grey Tea

During this pandemic, I’ve been working from home. It’s been different, frustrating, and wonderful all at the same time. The last 3-4 weeks have been sunny, hot, rain-free, and glorious. So, I decided to take the week prior to our 4th of July holiday this weekend to enjoy a stay-cation. We live on a stream,… Continue reading A Rainy Grey Tea

Comforting, Food, Tea Treats

Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

When we FINALLY have a sunny, none-windy day with temperatures in the 60’s here in Maine, one MUST take tea outside. Blue skies, flowers, and tea Luckily, during our self-isolation during this pandemic, I had all the ingredients on hand to whip up a batch of blueberry muffins after reading a recipe on Inspired Taste.… Continue reading Fruits, Flowers, and Friends During a Pandemic

Food, Ireland, Irish, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Tea With All the Irish Stuff!

As St. Patrick's Day approaches, I always try to procure an Irish-style tea. However, in years past I realized I was seriously lacking on the Irish teaware front. Even while IN the actual countries of Ireland and Northern Ireland, I wasn't happy with the pottery I was finding. I came back empty-handed, but still with… Continue reading Tea With All the Irish Stuff!

History, Tea, Tea Treats

Pretty-In-Pink Valentines Tea

My annual cup of tea using the heart-shaped teacup & saucer my late sister gave me and one of my many rose-themed teapots. Paired with a delightfully charming chocolate cupcake and some pink roses and carnations. Candy hearts, chocolate, flowers, and a good cup of Ceylon Breakfast Tea. It’s LOVE!