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

Friday, December 23, 2011

Twining's 100% Organic Breakfast Blend

Drinking tea makes one feel very cosy and soothed. Drinking 100% organic and fair trade certified tea makes one feel cosy and soothed, and we'll admit, a tad smugly virtuous.

Twining's 100% Organic and Fair Trade Certified Breakfast Blend Tea will make you feel cosy emotionally and intellectually. It's a blend of Kenyan and Assam and black teas, stringent enough to wake the sipper up, but smooth enough to take the edge off the early morning hours. Of course, it can be enjoyed any time of the day, and certainly will reappear in the parlor. And it makes the tea drinkers in the parlor feel good to know we are supporting fair trade practices in such an easy, delicious way.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tea Quote of the Day

""The warmth of the tea soothed and comforted, as always."

 Murder Past Due by Miranda James, p. 79. BerkeleyPrime Crime, New York.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twinings English Afternoon Tea

Twinings English Afternoon Tea is a very smooth, very mild blend that is perfect for a soothing cup of tea after a harried day of holiday shopping amidst the bustling crowds. Although officially described as "brisk and refreshing," the tea is so mild as to verge on bland when compared with stronger teas. However, that mildness and smoothness is part of its appeal. This might be the perfect tea to introduce novice tea drinkers and younger children to the delights of afternoon tea.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Round of Applause in the Parlor

Last night three friends and I dined out, and when one asked for more hot water, she was also brought a second tea bag. Hooray! Most restaurants will charge for a second tea bag, but this one did not. As if coffee lovers would sit meekly by when offered a second cup made with used grinds...

A Parlor Round of Applause to Amber Restaurant!