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

Friday, April 27, 2012

Tucson's Seven Cups One of Top Six Tea Rooms

Seven Cups of Tucson is considered one of the six best tea rooms in Tucson by  Bruce Schoenfeld of Travel and Leisure magazine. Read all about it here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hawaiian Islands Tea Company

With temperatures hovering in the 90s and low 100s degrees Farenheit, we've been serving iced tea in the parlor this week. We have just finished the Hawaiian Islands Tea Company passionafruit na pali black tea, and enjoyed it very much. It has a very mild, fruity taste, just sweet enough that no added sugar is needed. This is probably too weak a tea to drink hot, but it makes an excellent and refreshing iced tea. With the added bonus we can pretend we're sitting on a lanai in Hawaii whilst sipping it, rather than in our windowless cubicle. Our thanks to Lori and Jim, who brought this tea back with them from a recent vacation in Hawaii. Next up--the pineapple tea from the same company.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

For Tea-Loving Gardeners

Look at this adorable, little, plastic watering can. This would make watering the houseplants a delight. (Available at Lowe's)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tea Lover's Easter Basket

My friend T's brother M made this Easter basket for her--perfect for a tea lover!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Teaberry's Lady Jayne

We recently tried a loose leaf Lady Jayne sample from the Teaberry's Tea Room in New Jersey. This Earl Grey-based tea has lemon as well as bergamot, and is lighter and cleaner than an Earl Grey. Those who don't care for the bergamot of Earl Grey may still enjoy this tea, since the bergamot is much reduced. This loose leaf was superior to the bagged Twining's Lady Grey, with a cleaner, crisper taste and smoother feel.