Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kyle wants to taste test tea





Kyle was over and wanted to taste test some tea....
 
He went to my tea cupboard and started to open up my tea canisters and smelling them.  He decided to try them based on smell.




This one, he was not too sure about.....

This one, he liked.  It was actually the favorite of all he tried.  I made him Chai with milk and frothed it up for him.



 

He found this tea from France and wanted to try it, but it was too flowery for him.
 
 
He then found my Willakenzie Lavender Mint tea - it was my favorite of the three.  But again, Kyle was not a fan of this one.
 
willakenzielavender.com
 

 
I put a little tea in each cup and then he tried them all and voted on them.
 


Thumbs up for the chai!

Friday, June 26, 2015

2- 2004 Misc Gaden Tea Parties

 
 
 

I love a good garden tea!  In 2004 we had two of them, and I was lucky enough to have a table or two at each ones to invite my friends along!

I had to tables for work friends from Mennonite Mutual.
 
Dad and Keith parked cars...


Friends from my job at MMIC and from my old job at SBT



The second tea our dearest friend, Krista, came from Cincinnati to help and be a part of the tea.


 

We set the tables up in the garage and then carry them into the yard.


 


 
Aunt Joyce always make her yummy lemon bread



Krista made her tea pot cookies with edible flowers










 
Here we have a friend from my new job at MMIC, a friend from my old job at SBT, and a friend from a church I used to attend OGBC


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Rebeccas Tea Room

 
When we went there in 2003 it was called Rebecca's or Rebecca's Tea Room.  I am a fan!!  So, are my parents, they go there much more than I do- hahaha
 

Rebecca's Bistro

rebeccasbistro.com
(330) 893-2668

 

 
 
 
from the website:
 
Since opening in October 2002, Rebecca and her staff have been artfully creating elegant meals and providing a warm and positive dining environment for each customer.

Long time residents, Rebecca Miller and her husband Jim are the owners of the restaurant, which is located in Holmes County—Ohio's Amish Country. The restaurant is located in the village of Walnut Creek, in a restored log cabin, built in the early to mid 1800's.

Rebecca has always loved entertaining with food and is passionate about having every meal be an experience to be remembered.

Rebecca's serves breakfast and lunch daily from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, and will provide after hour dining for special occasions. The lunch menu includes salads, hearty sandwiches, savory soups, various entries, and delightful desserts. The lunch menu is limited in offerings, but changes weekly to provide customers with a variety of dining options. Rebecca insists on quality ingredients and uses locally grown, seasonal, fresh fruits and vegetables.

The breakfast menu includes omelets, stuffed French toast, and the local favorite—cream eggs over toast. If a specialty drink is what you are looking for, Rebecca's Bistro has a variety of espresso drinks, tea's, and fruit smoothies.

Please join Rebecca and her friendly staff for your next dining experience.

 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The English Store, Peach Apricot- white tea

 
I found this tea at the Massillon Discount Store for $1.09, it sells on line for over $5.00.  It always fun to find a bargain that so delicious!
 

Reminiscent of premium 2nd flush Darjeelings with a light fruit finish
 

The Peach Apricot Loose Leaf White Tea blend from English Tea Store is a paradise blend of fruit flavor. This delicious tea is enhanced with a blend of peach and apricot for natural sweetness.
 
 
My friend Dawn and I gave this tea a thumbs up. It is a light, delicate tea.  Do not have your water TOO HOT or steep for TOO LONG- you will bruise the leaves.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kusmi Tea from France


I picked up some French tea while in France.  They had a very fun store- with samples to try.  Who doesn't like trying before they buy!

This tea company is originally from Russia, but is now located in Paris, France.  They also have a store in New York.
 

I have yet to try a tea I don't like....

feeling French!!!!! 


I love the cloth/mesh bags too.  I can get 2-3 cups of tea out of each bag.

I picked up these French cookies in Salers France.  They are so good and go great with tea.