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

Monday, April 11, 2011

Harrisons and Crosfield Scottish Breakfast Tea

We recently had the first breakfast on the patio of the year to celebrate the arrival of spring. The parlor served a mushroom omelet, tofu bacon, and a delicious blueberry scone. The tea served was the Harrisons and Crosfield Scottish Breakfast Tea Sister of Mossy sent. Hearty, satisfying, and smooth, an ideal way to start the day.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

McVitie's Hobnobs

I discovered McVitie's Hobnob biscuits when I lived in England. Crunchy, oaty, ever-so-slightly sweet, these are my favorite tea cookies. They are perfect for a quick pick-me-up. The crunch balances the smoothness of tea, the hearty oatiness is filling, and they are not so sweet they overwhelm the tea. I found them a few months ago at our local foreign market, and had to splurge for some. Immediately familiar, immediately delicious.