Loose Tea, Scotland, Tea, Travel

A Touch & Taste of Scotland

There’s a wee bit o’ Scotland in the home office this morning. I brought out my lovely English-made, Duchess fine bone china teapot and cup purchased at the Maine Highland Games many years ago. The national emblem of Scotland, the delicate thistles painted on the china belie the vicious spines that cover and protect the… Continue reading A Touch & Taste of Scotland

England, Loose Tea, Scones, Tea, Tea Accessories

My Latest (Expensive) Collection

I first noticed Cornishware® on Instagram where the fabulous, clean blue & and white stripes caught my eye. The blue is the color of a summer sky or the rousing waves of the ocean. Either way…it caught my eye…and my interest. The more I learned about how they make and decorate this cookware, the more… Continue reading My Latest (Expensive) Collection

England, History, Tea, Tea Accessories

The Fine Print

It was a happy, but slightly shocking mistake when I ordered a teapot from the iconic Cornishware® from England. The “seconds” sales always draw me in. Yes, the items are less expensive than their regular items, and yes, they’re sold with minor “defects” that make the product less-than-ideal for their high standards. But it’s still… Continue reading The Fine Print

Family, Food, Tea, Tea Accessories, Tea Treats

Teapot Cookies

I was cleaning out my tea area in the pantry and kept moving this wee silver tin around to get it out of the way. Then I suddenly remember what its content was: The teapot cookie cutters my niece bought me for Christmas! There is no label on the tin, so I completely forgot what… Continue reading Teapot Cookies

Bag Tea, Food, History, Ireland, Irish, Tea

All the Irish

Today is St. Patrick’s Day around the world. I’m Scotch-Irish on my mother’s side. Here’s the rundown from today’s tea break: The tea today is Barry’s Irish Breakfast from Cork, Ireland. The Claddagh teapot and mug are from Belleek in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland . The traditional Irish soda bread is made by me. The butter… Continue reading All the Irish