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I am purposefully seeking ways to add a little more peace, joy and fun in my life; that's why I started this tea story.

Currently I am searching for a new supplier for my tea. So I’m visiting websites and ordering different blends every month. I’ll be posting about my finds along with my visits to tea rooms.

It’s always the perfect time for a cup of tea. Won’t you join me?

Category Archives: Tea Party

Sip for Peace

The International Tea Sippers Society presents a righteous idea that I am happy to share with you. Sip for Peace! Now that’s an idea worth passing on!

O.K. They have our attention but what do they mean?

Here’s what it means – All during January the organizers of the “Sip for Peace” campaign ask tea lovers everywhere to hold “Sip-Ins” for world peace. The simple practice of taking tea, whether by yourself or with a group of sweet friends, is the perfect environment to inspire thoughts of a more peaceful way of life.

The tea community is an interesting network to tap into for this purpose because it’s already built upon respect for other cultures. All over the world tea represents hospitality, comfort, and even peace.

Interested to learn more?  Go to

If you sign up then every day in January you will get:

  • Daily Personal Meditations for Peace

  • Virtually visit 31 tea growing regions

  • Visualize Our World Without War

  • Global Tea Blend the “Flavor of Peace”

  • “Sip In” – Private Moment or a Party –

The tea party idea is my favorite part!  I think this is a lovely reason to get together with some friends this month.  Let me know if you host your own Sip-In for Peace!


Pumpkin Tea Party

One great way to celebrate the glowing fall colors of orange, green and gold is to hold a Pumpkin Tea Party.  So we did! Sticking with those colors and traditional fall foods was the order of the day. Anytime is the perfect time for a tea party, in my opinion, but when the weather starts… Continue Reading

The Simple Joys of Summer

It’s my favorite time of the year. Sitting on a porch swing, soaking up the sun, toes in the water summertime. Flowers, garden parties, picnics, and patios. Ice cream, iced tea, and watermelon. Hammocks, flip flops, and freeze tag. Fishing, floating, and boating. Those lazy days of summer are here. Let’s make it a good one!… Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Tea

The theme for our annual Mother’s Day Tea this year was roses so we had my sister’s roses for the flowers, rose teapots, rose-colored dishes, linens and food.  Once you have a theme it becomes easier to put the party together. We bent the rules of formality in favor of fun.  Good food, wonderful family!… Continue Reading

Happy National Hot Tea Day!

January 12 is National Hot Tea Day.  Tea fans everywhere are encouraged to raise their cups in honor of their beloved beverage. Share a piping hot cup of tea with friends and enjoy the tea and the company.   Cheers! Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Tea 2015

    Once again, my sister and I pulled off another Mother’s Day Tea. It was our best tea yet due to practice and to Pinterest.  Both of us have been pinning tea recipes like crazy.  Click here if you’d like to see my Pinterest board called “The Happy Tea Drinker.”  You’ll see where some… Continue Reading

Mad Hatter Afternoon High Tea

    March 28, 2015  –  We went to a Mad Hatter tea hosted by our friends at Piper & Leaf in Lowe Mill –  America’s largest independent center for the arts. The tablescape was inventive and yet still easy enough to do at home if you want.  The creative minds at Piper & Leaf… Continue Reading

In Too Steep Tea Party

I’m not exactly sure what this is about but I’ll share the info with you anyway.  There is a Google Hangout event coming up on  January 6th at 7 pm EST/6 CST called “The In Too Steep Tea Party.”  This will be episode 1.  They will be interviewing comedians and you can sign up, drink… Continue Reading

Piper & Leaf Splendid Shindig

Check out the upcoming “Grand Opening” of the new Piper & Leaf shop on Saturday, August 2 at Lowe Mill.  More details at Here is my review of Piper & Leaf at Continue Reading