Saturday, February 22, 2014

Thai Bubble Tea



For the life of me I can not flip this photo!!!

My mom was visiting my sister in Washington State.  They went to a restaurant that gave out FREE Thai Bubble Tea with the purchase of three entrees.  My mom said it was just "okay".  It makes me miss Portland/Vancouver area and their bubble teas.  I want to find the Lavender one again.  That was just the best.

I still need to try to make it.  I have the tapicoca pearls at home just waiting for me to try them.  I need to do that soon!!!







Zillah Washington Teapot and Chester West Virginia Teapot

The world’s oldest gas pump is still going strong, and can be found in Zillah, in Washington State. It’s known as the Teapot Dome Service Station, as it happens to look like a teapot

I checked and too bad this is almost 3 hours from my sisters house in Washington....hardly worth the long drive just for the photo shoot!!!  This is way cool.




Referencing the controversy surrounding Warren G. Harding's presidency, the Teapot Dome Gas Station has reached mythic status. Its original home was on Highway 410, but it moved 56 years later during the construction of Interstate 82 in 1978. Now, the teapot sits empty just outside of Zillah. In 2007 it was put on The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation's Most Endangered Historic Properties list, while The Friends of the Teapot Association attempted to refurb it until the move and restoration price tag was revealed: $250,000.








THEN CHECK THIS OUT!!!!!  This one is only an hour and 30 minutes from me (77.9 miles)!!!!  That makes a photo shoot a little more reasonable

Location: Chester, West Virginia

Chester's giant teapot is self-proclaimed the largest in the world. The structure is 14 feet in diameter and approximately 14 feet tall. It was built in 1938 by converting an oversized root beer keg, once used as an ad for a Hire's Root Beer promotion. William Devon bought the barrel and made it into a teapot by covering it with tin and placing a large glass ball on top for the knob of the lid. A concession and souvenir stand were set up inside the teapot next to Devon's pottery outlet store. While the souvenirs have moved to the gas station across the street, the teapot was restored in the 1990s, making it a prime road trip stop.
Across the street from 751 Carolina Ave., Chester, WV 26034


  




Sunday, February 16, 2014

TWININGS Spiced Apple Chai


This is a tea I enjoyed over the holidays and in the cold weather.  I really like it with a little bit of milk added to it. It seems to hit the spot and make my insides cozy.  Is that possible?  Well, when you are cold and you have a great cup of tea,  I think it IS possible for your insides to feel "cozy"


DID YOU KNOW?
Chai is a term for spiced tea from India (most famous being "masala chai"). In the United States, many people refer to Indian tea as Chai tea.

Spiced Apple Chai

Fine black tea perfectly balanced with the flavours of apple and savoury spices of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger.
 
The finest black tea expertly blended with the crisp flavour of tree-ripened apples and the savoury spice flavours of cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and ginger to deliver a mouth-watering tea with an inviting aroma and fresh apple taste.

Ingredients: Black Tea, Natural Apple, Chai, Cinammon & Ginger Flavours with Other Natural Flavours, Cardamom, Clove