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

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Blackberry Cobbler

Today in the cubicle, we were delighted by Homer's homemade blackberry cobbler. Redolent of sweet lushness, swinging our legs over the side of the porch, and firefly hunting on dusky summer nights, it was perfectly paired with Tazo Awake.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tea and Caffeine

Straight from the mouth of the Tea Maestro himself:

"The major modifier for tea drinkers is the presence of L-theanine. This amazing amino acid has a relaxing effect brought about by increased alpha-brain-wave frequency, long associated with a relaxed but alert state of consciousness. That's why tea has been used for centuries in meditation."

Bruce Richardson, 2011 "The Buzz: About Tea and Caffeine." Tea Time 8(4):16.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Blueberry Buckle

Today we are serving a blueberry buckle in the parlor, a recipe courtesy of the July/August 2011 issue of Tea Time magazine. The treat buckled upon transfer to a plate (we were a little too eager for blueberry delight in the parlor this morning), and did not look nearly as picturesque as in the photo displayed in the magazine. However, it tasted delicious, so no one was concerned with photo worthiness. Yorkshire tea in a blueberry mug from Maine was the perfect accompaniment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Today we are serving Twining's Lady Grey tea and raspberry rugala in the cubicle. We love bite-sized nibbles as tasty indulgences. While the rugala came from Costco and was not homemade, our Jewish officemate in the cubicle next door gave it her authentic seal of approval.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blueberry Coffee Cake

This week we are serving a homemade, multigrain, blueberry coffee cake. Tea accompanying it served in a blueberry mug, of course.