Welcome!

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. 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?

Tea Rooms

Smith-Byrd House

Smith-Byrd House

There’s a little bit of good and bad in everything. You might be put off by the exterior of the Smith Byrd House. The hundred plus year old Victorian in the Daniel Pratt historic district is in need of some serious renovations.  However, don’t let that turn you away.  I almost didn’t go in but… Continue Reading

Tea Tips

Happy International Tea Day!

Every year on December 15 we celebrate International Tea Day. Here’s to the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. I thank everyone involved in getting tea to my table – all of the tea growers, producers, blenders and sellers. It takes so much to deliver a simple cup of tea to my… Continue Reading

Tea Parties

Tea in a Japanese Tea Garden

Tea in a Japanese Tea Garden

Alabama has a Tea Garden? By golly, it does. Tucked away in Monte Sano State Park, the Tea Garden was built by and cared for by volunteers. Robert Black brought it to life in 1988 and it was renovated in 2017. Located in Huntsville, Alabama Monte Sano means “Mountain of Health” and this serene little… Continue Reading