It’s been a while since we had any tea-related postings although tea has been on my mind of late. My good friend, Onigiri, has taken to calling me a tea snob, which I readily admit to, but how did I get that way? My step-mother-in-law got me into tea big time, while at the same … [Read more…]
Yes, I’m wearing a skirt right now, let that not color the following. On Being Ladylike I just had my sisters over for our monthly tea and, as it often does, conversation briefly touched on politics. And, as I do when it does, I did not say anything. My sisters are all much more conservative … [Read more…]
When my husband went to Tibet with his father for his (the father’s) 60th birthday, they each brought me back a priceless gift. My husband brought a jewelry set that is precious to me because it signifies the moment that we both knew we would get married. My father-in-law brought back a Buddhist mala made … [Read more…]
I recently went to get tea at my favorite tea joint & as I was walking away, I realized why I really like my favorite baristo (I know, it’s Italian, but still): he looks like my hairdresser! I immediately felt like sharing this but needed to get back to work. So I played out the … [Read more…]
Due to a miscommunication, you didn’t get any tea on Friday afternoon so it’s coming at you late but heartfelt.
One of the teas to which I always return (though other tastes and fads may come and go), is Earl Grey, with whom I am so familiar that I often refer to him as “EG”. Legend has it that one of the Earls Grey, while stationed near a tea-growing-&-drinking area, saved someone’s life & was rewarded with the recipe which is: a blend of harsh black tea (like an Assam) with milder black tea (e.g. a Ceylon…couldn’t resist) and a hint of bergamot (berg-a-moe) essence.
Mormon dietary laws, as interpreted today, prohibit members from
drinking tea (though non-caffeinated herbal teas are excluded from this
restriction). Green tea is also forbidden, even though it has less than
half the caffeine of a can of Coke (which gets a thumbs up from Church
In discussing the changes that we were implementing to the site (and when I say “we” I mean “John”), Friday catblogging came up (we both live with two cats, meaning that we’re sadly behind on our quota of catblogging. Personally, I merely tolerate the kitties and, while I think they can be alarmingly cute, I’ve seen enough of other people’s children that I know better than to inflict my cats on you. If I had a dog (when I get a dog) you may be in trouble.
So we decided we should do Friday Teablogging, but decided that sounded a little too vulgar. So Afternoon Tea it is!