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

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Typhoo Tea

A nice, strong cup of tea that stands up to milk and sugar--that's what we like in the parlor. And this week, we are serving Typhoo Tea, that stalwart British tea. This is the tea to warm your toes after a cold day spent snowshoeing or fishing, the comfort tea you reach for when you just need a good cup of tea to brace yourself to face the world. Because it's blended, there's no individual elements that jump out to a sipper. It's robust and smooth and as good with a sandwich or soup as it is alone.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

2012 Iced Tea Winners

The North American Tea Championship has concluded, and just in time for today, the first day of summer. Their website has the winners posted online. So let's all grab a glass of one of the winners or our own home-brewed sun tea or cold tea, and convene on the patio to enjoy these lazy, summer days. Happy tea drinking!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Tea Quote

"Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors." Alice Walker

It's still strawberry season, so we've been drinking our strawberry-and-chocolate infused Adagio Valentine's Tea this weekend, whilst sitting on the patio and enjoying the slightly cooler (and mosquito-free) mornings. They won't last, so we must get in as many al fresco breakfasts as we can. This morning, we served a zucchini and onion quiche with the delicious strawberries.