Thursday, May 23, 2019

TeaTime Magazine

TeaTime Magazine arrived in the mail today.
I love the photos and articles in this publication. 
The July/August issue highlights blue and white tea china,
as you can probably tell from the beautiful cover.
I always check the recipes on the back page of the publication
for gluten free recipes.
And, I check the calendar for any events listed for my
favorite tea room, Sweet Remembrances in Mechanicsburg, PA,
owned and operated by my friend Nancy Reppert.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

British Tea

I finally located and purchased a copy of British Tea,
a publication by Hoffman Media.
several tea blogger friends reviewed this publication earlier in the year.
I love all things British, and I'm fortunate to have traveled to England, Scotland, Wales
and Ireland on numerous occasions.
It is especially fun to pick-up an American publication featuring so many
different tea rooms, trains, bus tours, castles and hotels where my
family and I have enjoyed afternoon tea through the years.

Above: The Merrion Hotel in Dublin
Below: The G Hotel in Galway
Below: B Bakery Afternoon Tea Tour in London
Several tea rooms in the Cotswolds we have visited were mentioned in the article.

 So many wonderful memories!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Traveling with Tea

Do you take tea when you travel?
Above are some of my family's favorite Harney and Sons loose leaf teas
 in sachets which are conveniently packaged individually for travel.
And, I often pack my own bone china mug and take on travels.
Drinking tea from china tastes better, don't you agree?
And, depending on the destination and accommodations, where we are staying,
such as a condo or cabin, I have been known to take my own electric tea kettle.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Our Girl

Here is Kaitlyn on prom night showing off Grandpa's gardening skills.
He loves to "play in the dirt" and we are all for it!

She always enjoyed dressing up.
Below is one of my favorite photos taken years ago at
Mrs. Teapots Tea Room in Bellvue, KY

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Tea Is Always a Good Idea (Book)

I purchased "Tea Is Always a Good Idea
a reference and record book for tea lovers" at the Biltmore Estate in April.

This is a small 6.5 X 6.5 hardback, easy to read,
reference book about tea and tisanes with cute illustrations.
The last chapter is a brief guide to tea tasting with pages for "Tasting Notes".
In my opinion, it would be an especially good book for a tea novice.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Time for a Change

Today, May 9th, a big change happened in my life.
Many of my friends know I have been regent of the
Berea-Laurel Ridges Chapter, NSDAR. 
I reached the six consecutive year limit as set by the
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR).
I will serve as the chapter treasurer, the office I held for four years prior
to my two three-year terms as chapter regent.
I am a 20-year member of DAR.
I am very pleased Melissa and Kaitlyn share the DAR journey with me.
My Aunt Ida was the first family member to join DAR. 
She was a very special member of our family and we are happy to follow in her footsteps. 
Below is a photo of Aunt Ida on her 66th birthday with Melissa and
Kaitlyn's mother, our younger daughter, Laurel.