My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time
For some of you humans, Labor Day is officially the end of Summer, which among the humans in the Hamptons also means it’s the last day to wear white until Memorial Day. However, officially Summer continues until around the end of the third week of September. My humans and I always like to observe this official version of the change of seasons with a nice toast of the teacup. And that means steeping up some tea with great Fall flavors. There are quite a few from which to choose. TOOOT! Continue reading Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea
There’s a lot to love about Autumn. The cooler temperatures that bring relief after Summer’s heat. The lower humidity level that makes that cooler air seem refreshing. And the colors. Especially the colors. So why not bring that indoors to your Autumn tea table? One great way is with a dishware pattern. There are tons to choose from, but these seven caught my eye. They show the variety that’s out there, mainly featuring colorful Autumn leaves but also a classic design with a very plump turkey – we had this pattern (#7 in the image below) as kids and ate our Thanksgiving dinner off of them every year. Just the sight of them can make me start salivating for my mom’s cooking. Continue reading 7 Dishware Patterns for the Perfect Autumn Tea Table
There’s no wonder that at this time of year, people across the country are exuding harvest time hurrahs. Harvest is an important time in the lives of mankind. It means food, drink, clothing (cotton, etc.), and just about everything around us. Continue reading Harvest Time Hurrahs!
[Note: most of the photos here are from other sources and are for illustrative purposes only.]
The season of festivities is quickly approaching. Halloween parties are sure to pop up all around. This is a fun festive recipe sure to delight all who eat these mini tea pumpkin cakes – a delight for sight as much as for the taste buds.
Autumn is close at hand. But the craving for those comfort foods that are especially popular at this time of year seems to be a bit ahead of the calendar. And tea time is when that craving really kicks into high gear. Time to go exploring and see which of these will satisfy your craving.
As the temperatures go down, the call from within us for hot tea is even louder than ever. The month of November in the Northern Hemisphere is certainly a time of those cooler temps and therefore a time when more people enjoy hot tea, switching from their favorite iced tea and sweet tea. Certain teas seem to be more appealing during this time of year, partly due to the weather and partly due to holiday events, especially Thanksgiving in the U.S. where tea can be an important part of that traditional gathering of family and friends. These ten teas have an especially broad appeal, meeting these desires among tea drinkers. Continue reading 10 Top Teas for November
by Little Yellow Teapot (a tea steeping marvel and occasional contributing author)
Woohoo! Par-TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA time with your fave little teapot and two fab teas. I know I promised these for last Friday, but heck, my humans were extra thirsty and needed me for other tea steeping duties. And anyway, what better way than this to start your Monday? You might want to review all the preparations for this event that took place. Setting the mood was the key. Mr. Bobblehead Kitty had other plans and couldn’t attend (he was represented by Mr. Kitty Cream Pitcher). But since the teas had already been selected, we needed to go ahead as planned. My humans forgot the candle, but otherwise they did pretty well. Continue reading That Special Fall Tea Time Is Here!!
Pumpkin season is upon us once again – an annual occurrence that is an reliable as the rising of the sun in the east, thanks to those stalwart farmers who have developed an expertise in their profession. Piles of pumpkins greet us at the grocery store entrance (about a week ago hubby and I saw a store employee stacking the hay bales in preparation for their arrival). Ads for you to come to a pumpkin farm and pick your own seem to be everywhere, and quite an experience it is (I’d rather select mine from that grocery store display). And recipes for foods and beverages with actual pumpkin or some flavoring meant to mimic it are equally numerous. So a few options for adding your own touch of pumpkin are in order here with the hope that they will spark more ideas of your own. Continue reading Pumpkin-Themed Items for Your Tea Time
Those garishly yellow school busses are whizzing past our house, loaded with kids on their way to school. Yes, folks, a true sign that Summer is drawing to a close and that Autumn is getting nearer. Time to revisit a couple of articles from the past.