Showing posts from November, 2010

November tea swap!

I received my package from the November tea swap. I just love all my little gifts from my swap partner Valerie.
 My beautiful Red Hat Victorian Lady is fulled with Lavender to make my room smell oh-so-lovely.
The lovely Christmas tea coaster is to hang from my "tea tree".
Valerie send her thanks and good greetings in this beautiful card fill with tea cups on it.
adagio tea                                         Pomegranate and white Pear   Harney & Sons                          Hot Cinnamon Spice and Cranberry Autumn                                                        

I am excited about the tea.
(4) Bags of whole tea. I have never had this tea before. I love when I get something new for my tea experience.
Special Tea Writing Cards. I love to send greeting to my Tea and Victorian friends with cards. As you can see Valerie knows me very well.
Tea Swaps is a very good way to make new friends and get to know what they like. I hope all will join and have fun.

With the …

Victorian Tea With Lady Estelle

By the end of the 19th century,taking afternoon and high tea was a daily ritual, complete with rules of etiquette that could make or break a lady of consequence.

Afternoon tea was taken in the late afternoon,usually in a drawing room or sitting room with finger-sized,dainty tea sandwiches, scones and sweets,beautifully arranged on low tables.

Tea was served with the best linens and china of the household,and making tea to perfection was a serious matter.

It was a social occasion, time to relax and converse and satisfy late afternoon hunger pangs.

High tea was actually dinner, served later in the evening,full meal with, of course, tea.

It was high tea because it was served formally at the "high" dining table, rather than on low side tables.

Tea rooms were very popular,catering to the affluent in beautifully decorated rooms complete with fancy linen,superb porcelain or silver tea services and culinary delights.

Tea gardens offered the same in garden settings resplende…

Good Old Fashion Tetley Tea!

I enjoy the taking of tea. I remember my first time having a cup. It was when I was six years old. I woke up one morning with a stuffed nose, coughing and a high fever. My grandmother was visiting us that month and she was good with at old fashion sick remedies. She gave me a cup of Tetley tea with lemon and Jamaican Run. I stayed in bed all morning feeling cozy and loved. So, that was my first introduction to Tetly Tea.
I found this old can at a flee market last week and it brought back that wonderful memory. The Early Years of Tetley Tea  In 1822, brothers Joseph and Edward Tetley began their business by peddling salt from the back of a pack horse in Yorkshire. Later they added tea to their supplies. Eventually the brothers began "Joseph Tetley & Co." in 1837.Seeking to expand their business, the brothers relocated to London in 1856. London, at the time, was the center of the world's tea trade. The brothers began to focus on tea supplies. The brothers parted company…