Tea

How to Create a Calming Tea Ritual

How to Create a Calming Tea Ritual

With our busy lives and overstuffed calendars, it can be hard to find time for yourself. But a little self-care and quality alone time, even if it’s only a few minutes, can help you relax, reduce stress, and brighten your mood. A cup of tea, […]

Thanksgiving Tea Party

Thanksgiving Tea Party

With the holidays just around the corner, what better way to celebrate with friends and family than with a Thanksgiving Tea Party? Today I’m sharing a great menu along with recipes and tips for planning a wonderful afternoon tea. The Table Decorating your table can […]

Mourning Tea

Mourning Tea

In the Victorian era, there were some traditions that revolved around death that we would find a little strange today, including Mourning Tea. In fact, mourning was a part of every aspect of daily life, so why not tea time too. A widow was expected […]

Afternoon Tea Menu Planning Tips

Afternoon Tea Menu Planning Tips

You’ve invited your friends, set your table, and selected your teas, but how do you plan afternoon tea menu? If you’re not in the habit of hosting events, figuring out what to serve and how much can be a little challenging. Catering your event doesn’t […]

5 Handy Tea Infographics

5 Handy Tea Infographics

Tea can be complicated sometimes with so many varieties, different ways to steep, understanding how to set the table and more. These are some of my favorite tea infographics to help you understand all there is to know. 1. Formal Tea Party Place Setting Setting […]

Tea Pairings – How to Pair Tea with Nibbles

Tea Pairings – How to Pair Tea with Nibbles

When planning your Afternoon Tea menu, it’s important to think about your tea pairings. After planning out what your nibbles, what tea will you serve? With so many delicate flavors and aromas, serving the right tea can bring out all the wonderful flavors of the […]

Tea Traditions Around the World

Tea Traditions Around the World

Tea is enjoyed around the world and every country has their own traditions. From Russia to Asia to Europe, many countries have tea traditions that can teach us something new. I thought it might be fun to learn more about these traditions so today I’m […]

The Joy of Loose Tea Without Leaving Home

The Joy of Loose Tea Without Leaving Home

I love trying new varieties of loose tea, but I can’t always make it to a specialty tea shop. That’s why I’m a big fan of tea subscription boxes. I can try new blends of loose tea without ever leaving home. They come right to […]

Tea with Tracee de Hahn

Tea with Tracee de Hahn

*Today I’ve invited author Tracee de Hahn to join me and share her love of tea with us* I’m delighted to join any endeavor that is an ode to tea! Thank you, Samantha for inviting me. How the ideas emerge, how the plot is created, […]

A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

A Brief History of Afternoon Tea

The History of Afternoon Tea When it comes to looking at the history of afternoon tea, it might help to understand that in the early nineteenth century, people only ate 2 meals a day. They ate breakfast before going out for the day and dinner […]