Saturday, April 28, 2018

Winner of Book Giveaway

Joy is the winner of the Laura Childs book
Plum Tea Crazy
 
Congratulations!
Please send your address to
lindajtea (at )gmail (dot) com

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tea Mystery Giveaway

Plum Tea Crazy
by Laura Childs was released on March 6, 2018.
This is the 19th book in the bestselling book in the Tea Shop mystery series
set in Charleston, SC.  
In this tale, local banker Carson Lanier tumbles to his death during a party at 
Timothy Neville's Charleston mansion.  But was it an accident or a murder? 
Theodosia Browning, owner of the Indigo Tea Shop is on the case.
Recipes and tea time trips are included. 
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If you would like to enter the drawing for this new hardcover book, 
please leave your name and a comment by 8:00 pm, Friday April 27th.  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

A Late Birthday Afternoon Tea

 Afternoon Tea today for my March birthday. 
We are just a little late celebrating :-)  
Left to right:  Melissa, Kaitlyn (granddaughter) and my life-long friend Patty.
We are at Four Sisters Soap and Tea Emporium in Richmond, KY.
Melissa and I were thrilled to learn they could provide gluten free afternoon tea!

The gluten free scones were a light texture orange favored served with lemon curd. 
Gluten free sandwiches above were:
Pimento cheese with a thin slice of ham
Veggie wrap
Artichoke spread
Desserts were:
Cheesecake
Macarons
Chocolate Cookies
 Below is Patty's "non-gluten free" tea. 
Everything was delicious, and we enjoyed visiting! 
We could choose one pot of tea for the table.
I chose Earl Grey Moonlight, an Adagio tea.
From the Adagio website:
This tea is described as an Earl Grey cream blend.
"Comforting flavors of vanilla and cream combine to soften
the citrus notes of traditional Earl Grey."
We drank two large pots. *wink*
 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Book of Afternoon Tea

The National Trust Book of Afternoon Tea 
is the latest tea book on my bookshelf.  
The back cover reads "Afternoon tea is a national pastime.  
A cup of tea with dainty sandwiches, scones and scrumptious cakes
magically makes any day special.  With over 80 classic
 and modern (English) recipes - not to mention a quirky look at 
how afternoon tea was taken in the past - this is the 
perfect guide to a quintessentially British ritual."
I began my journey with Afternoon Tea in 1993
at Elmwood Inn Fine Teas in Perryville, Kentucky, a lovely 
historic inn owned and operated at that time by Bruce and Shelley Richardson. 
My first visit to an English tea room was in the village of Broadway
in the beautiful Cotswolds area in July 1995. 

My tea journey continues.
 Unfortunately it's little slower these days, 
because I must eat gluten free for health reasons. 
Bruce, Shelley and son Ben operate a tea shop in Danville, KY
with an active online business.  
My friend Ellen's 90-something year old mother always says,
"life is about making adjustments."
I believe a lot of us can agree with that statement, 
but I still enjoy my multiple cups of tea daily. 



 

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