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

Friday, March 16, 2012

Noble Fleming, R.I. P.

Noble Fleming, retired head of Royal Estates Tea, which bought tea for Lipton, and master tea taster, has died. May he enjoy a never-ending tea cup of delight on the other side.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tea Quote

"Apart from the soul, the brewing of tea is the only thing that sets us apart from the great apes..."

Flavia de Luce reporting what the Vicar told her sister Ophelia, who told her other sister Daphne, who told her. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, by Alan Bradley, Location 3794 (Kindle version).

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Twining's Cold Brewed Iced Tea Earl Gray

It may not be officially spring, but it's 76 degrees Farenheit on the parlor's patio today--perfect iced tea weather. Today we served Twining's Cold Brewed Iced Tea Early Gray. Delicious! The bergamot and citrus that is an earl gray makes a very refreshing iced tea, with enough citrus sweetness that no sugar is needed. Those who enjoy the Earl hot may find they enjoy it as much, if not more, in a glass full of tinkling ice cubes. We can assure our visitors that this iced tea will definitely be appearing regularly in the parlor this summer.