" Come sit by my side and over a cup of tea, speak to me of the goodness of life."
Lady Evelyn Fitzgerald Dodson

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea Cosy by F

F made this lovely tea cosy for me, and there's nothing we love more in the parlor than a pretty tea cosy! The colors are somewhat better in the photo below, where you can see the striping pattern of green, off-white, blue, and tan. It's incredibly soft and perfect for autumn. She even gave me the tea and cookies to go with it. We love using different tea cosies in the parlor, and this one will have pride of place for the next month. Thank you so much, F.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Tea and Croissants

Today in the parlor we are serving Twining's English Breakfast tea, one of our favorite full-bodied black teas, with an egg and cheese croissant sandwich. We fancied our croissant up with a smear of garlic and herb cheese on one side, and cheddar on the other. Canadian bacon offers the perfect salty, meaty layer.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Twinings Irish Breakfast

This week we have been sipping Twinings Irish Breakfast tea. There is nothing we love more in the parlor than a good, strong breakfast tea, and this one fits to a, well, T. Irish breakfast tea and Trader Joe's Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats make a perfect start to the day.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tea Quote

"The women said they preferred their tea neat..."
"Tea was a luxury seldom indulged in, for it cost five shillings a pound. But country people then had not acquired the taste for tea; they preferred home-brewed."
"They made a good deal of camomile [sic] tea, which they drank freely to ward off colds, to soothe the nerves, and as a general tonic."
"Peppermint tea was made rather as a luxury than a medicine; it was brought out on special occasions and drunk from wine-glasses..."

Lark Rise by Flora Thompson (1945)