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Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time

My humans reminisce on an Autumn day not too many years ago. TOOOT! Continue reading Long Autumn Shadows at Tea Time

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Toasting the First Day of Fall with Tea

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

5 Fall Flavors to Spice Up Your Tea Time

Fall is my humans’ favorite time of year (and favorite for many of you humans, too), not just for the gorgeous color display that nature puts on, but also for the flavors that, even though you can enjoy them year round, seem especially appealing this time of year. Adding these flavors to your tea time makes sense, at least this little teapot thinks so.

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7 Dishware Patterns for the Perfect Autumn Tea Table

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

That Special Fall Tea Time Is Here!!

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!!

Setting the Mood for a Special Fall Tea Time

by Little Yellow Teapot (a tea steeping marvel and occasional contributing author)

Well, the teas have been selected, and that pie pumpkin has stuck around to be part of the mood setting layout. He’s joined by a large acorn squash, some fall foliage, a vase of mums, a glowing candle and, naturally, me to do the tea steeping honors. Don’t be scared by those shadows from the candlelight. They’re not goblins. Honest! Continue reading Setting the Mood for a Special Fall Tea Time

Choosing the Teas for a Special Fall Tea Time

As you saw in my previous post, the mood was being set for a special tea time, one with a very Fall atmosphere. The next step was selecting some teas. This task fell to our buddy, Little Yellow Teapot, and he set to work right away. Here’s his story of how it all went: Continue reading Choosing the Teas for a Special Fall Tea Time

Pumpkin-Themed Items for Your Tea Time

Pumpkin tea cup saucer W180Pumpkin 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

Fall Is Just Around the Corner

The temperatures are still in the upper 80s, the grass still needs to be mowed, the leaves on the trees are still a glorious chlorophyll-induced green. So why do I have that “fall feeling”? It’s an undeniable urge to rake leaves (gasp!), start planning for Halloween, cook up a nice acorn squash (seasoned with butter and a bit of garlic), and brew a pot of Assam tea to go with it. All this even though the calendar has not yet reached the Autumnal Equinox, when the hours of daylight equal the hours of nighttime, and marking the point where the daylight hours start to get fewer and fewer until the Winter Solstice.

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