" 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 27, 2011

Tea Garden by Vera Bradley

Tea Garden is the latest design to benefit breast cancer research from Vera Bradley. It's a lovely pattern of exuberant flowers on a sophisticated soft gray background. We may to splurge on a new Hipster or Kindle cover in this beautiful pattern.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Teapot Cottage

We are currently knee deep in a cosy fest here in the parlor, reading Susan Wittig Albert's Beatrix Potter mysteries. The Tale of Applebeck Orchard features Teapot Cottage, "the tiniest dwelling in the village." "The cottage was called Teapot because its tiny sitting room had once served as a tiny tearoom, operated by a very tiny and very old lady who always wore a mobcap and a black dress with a lace fichu."

Well, given the summer of shawls that has been ongoing over at the Mossy Nest, and our crazy, curly, turning white hair, we may fit the description of the tea mistress quite well.

Albert, Susan Wittig. The Tale of Applebeck Orchard. 2010 (paperback), Berkeley Prime Crime, New York. Quotations from pages 135 and 136

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tea in India

Today's daily photo on bing.com is an aerial view of a tea plantation in India. Gorgeous and green, and really gives a tea lover the idea of what a tea plantation looks like.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Teavana Youthberry and Wild Orange Blossom blend

An iced tea made from a blend of Teavana Youthberry and Wild Orange Blossom teas was served at the parlor's Labor Day picnic. Light, fruity,the blend made a nice tea to accompany the frogmore stew. In fact, it was so good, the party attendants drank it all before supper was even done. A nice, cool summer tea perfect for Indian summer.