Monday, March 29, 2010

Best time for tea!

This is the best time for tea. It is 6:am on a Monday morning. The spring rain is tapping at my parlor window. The temperature is 65 and quit comfortable. I am enjoying a cup of "Mother's Miracle sent to me by a dear friend. All is quiet and peaceful.
Most people do not embrace Monday mornings, but I do, if they start off like this.
The light is just peeking though the lace curtains to let me know it time for tea!

I wish all an adventurist day!
  For all of my friend who will be celebrating passover this evening,
"Many Good Blessing to you and your family"!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tea From Sweden!

I just love tea swaps. My gift of tea went all the way to Nacka, Sweden. So, you know how delighted I was when I received my tea package from so far away.It was a wonderful experience!

I came home yesterday to find my package sitting on the dinning room table.
As I began to open it, the aroma came out of the package was breath taking.
I received a  bag  of Irish Cream Whole Tea and a bag  of tea called Mothers Miracle " llammas Mirale.

The message that came with  the tea was " am le haghaidh ai pan tae (time for a cup of tea)
Thank you Penny from Nacha, Sweden.
As I sit and enjoy this wonderful tea, I wish we were enjoying it together in this lovely Swedish garden
Varma hälsningar från oss på gården!

Friday, March 26, 2010

My Vintage Water Picher

I want to share with
you my vintage water pitcher. It is made of fine porcelain.
It works well as my Victorian center piece on the tea table.

Unfortunately, the wash bowl that accompanied this lovely pitcher got broken in the move to my new salon.
I am still able to enjoy this nicely crafted item. It was given to me by my dear friends mother and it is quit special to me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Have a peaceful Friday, my tea loving friends!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Tasty Sunday!

This is one of my favorite scones.
Enjoy an have a tasty Sunday !

3 1/2 cups flour (whole wheat or white)
6 tablespoons sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons lemon zest
2/3 cup butter or margarine
2 egg, beaten
6 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Heat oven to 400F.

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Cut butter into flour mixture by hand or with a fork. Stir in egg, milk and lemon juice and add additional tablespoon or two of flour if necessary (so dough is not sticky).

Turn onto wooden board and knead about 10 times. Cut or shape into 6 to 8 diamonds or triangles. Place on greased baking sheet and bake 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Note: You have scaled this recipe to serve/make 12 (originally serves/makes 6). Please adjust for pan sizes, cooking times, measurements in the directions, and divided ingredients accordingly.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Lemon Scones serves/makes 12

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I enjoy giving teas!

One day I will have a large tea room where I can entertain about 40 for tea. I really enjoy my small tea salon.
It's what I can handle alone.
I don't want it to be like a job. I absolutely love giving tea to relax and have quality time with my friends.

I received a call today from a women who wanted to know if I was a restaurant.
She and her friend wanted to come for tea. I told her, I would love for her to come for tea, but she must make a reservation, even for 2 people.

I have a lovely table for "tea for two"!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Show and Tell Friday

I just love showing you my little collections that I have acquired over the years.
This is one of my favorite tea pot collection. I bought it at an old thrift Shop in Boston. I have had it for five years and just found out that it was made in Russia. It is in excellent condition.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Good Old Fashion Tea

In today's times it is very hard to enjoy an afternoon the old fashion way, with good friends and relax in a stress free atmosphere.
I had that wonderful afternoon spent with such supportive friends and great conversation. One would not have asked for a well spent, old fashion, step back in time
As my guest arrived, we posed graciously for our portrait to be taken,
which we greatly enjoy.
We obviously dress for the occasion and love to set the stage for our journey back in time.

We then went into the tea room to partake of a plentiful display of tea treats and conversation.  The table was set for my guest to enjoy until their hearts content.  It made for a true Victorian Valentine's feast.

September Tea Travel

   I am happy to say my tea time travels are on it's way. I have decided to visit as many tea shops and salons as I can. Will be looking...