The Spirit of Tea

“The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.”

Arthur Gray, The Little Tea Book

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Tea with the Queen?

    “I frequently dream of having tea with the Queen.” —  Hugh Grant   If you could have a cup of tea with anyone you wanted whom would you choose? Continue Reading

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Nothing but Happiness

       May your troubles be less    And your blessings be more    And nothing but happiness     Comes through your door.          — Irish Blessing Continue Reading

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Centered and Calm

As the tea steeps, my head clears; As the flavors develop, my thoughts come into focus. I get centered, I get calm. Oprah Winfrey   Continue Reading

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Autumn Air

“For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea.” ― Katarina Bivald Continue Reading

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Stolen Moments

“But I try to steal other moments. Sometimes I get up very early in the morning and enjoy a quiet house and cup of tea before the craziness begins. Other times, I’ll take a quick walk on the beach. You can find peace in a few minutes.” — Cindy Crawford Continue Reading

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Never leave home without it

Tea quote of the day – science fiction version “Arthur blinked at the screens and felt he was missing something important. Suddenly he realized what it was. “Is there any tea on this spaceship?” he asked.” Continue Reading

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Teatime for the Firefly

This historical novel is set in the Indian state of Assam.  (You’ve heard of Assam tea?  This is where it comes from.)  The story is exotic and foreign, yet still a familiar tale of young love and adventure.  Our heroine, Layla, is a strong , independent Hindu woman facing dramatic societal and personal upheaval… and… Continue Reading

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