Nothing but Happiness

 

 

   May your troubles be less

   And your blessings be more

   And nothing but happiness 

   Comes through your door.

         — Irish Blessing

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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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Cheers to Downton Abbey

I’m afraid we must say goodbye to Downton Abbey since today is the final episode.  There, there.  Don’t cry in your cup. I expect there will be lots of Downton Abbey tea parties held today to properly bid farewell to the spectacular series.  One of our favorite characters was VIOLET, DOWAGER COUNTESS OF GRANTHAM “Oh,… Continue Reading

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