How the Movies Communicate the Heart of Tea

How the Movies Communicate the Heart of Tea

    I recently watched Miss Potter for the first time. Enjoyed the movie, thoroughly (Ewan McGregor sings, how could I not?). A classic story of English aristocracy, this interpretation of Beatrix Potter showcased many of the values I hold dear. These included: a...
Awesome Tea Menus For Summer

Awesome Tea Menus For Summer

  Here in Kansas,  it has been over 100 degrees for nearly 2 weeks.  Summer is HERE with a vengence. If you are ready to plan some “summer fun” then you need some original ideas for an awesome tea menu.  Here are some of my top picks for MUST HAVE tea...
Addiction, Exploitation and Empire – A Book Review

Addiction, Exploitation and Empire – A Book Review

Despite the increasing popularity of tea, few good books exist on the history of tea trade. Roy Moxham’s book, Tea – Addiction, Exploration and Empire, offers an interesting examination of the subject. Moxham, author of several historical books, recently...
Books and Tea ~ Creating a Literary Tea Party

Books and Tea ~ Creating a Literary Tea Party

  Click Here To Buy This Wall Art   Is there anything quite as comforting as curling up with a good book and a cup of tea? Doing it with a group of friends! Hosting a book tea party can be a great way to experiment with some cozy teas and share some great books. You...
Tea Mystery Books You May Have Missed

Tea Mystery Books You May Have Missed

    I admit it.  I tend to like the television series that do not get picked up.  You know, the 8 episodes that are pulled from the channel due to lack of interest.  Yep.  Those are my favorite.  So it is no real surprise that I am in love with a short lived book...
Do You Need Some Summer Inspiration?

Do You Need Some Summer Inspiration?

    Maybe you’re already able to easily transport yourself to the relish the gifts of summer. I’m sure someone somewhere has already said that summer is a state of mind. If I had to only rely on my childhood memories of summer, I would remember 7am swim...