Hope all is well with you. For this post I want to share a simple Saturday tea tradition of mine and my first tea review.
For many years, I have dreamed about a trip to Paris. While there, I would love to go to a cafe, sip tea and enjoy a croissant and other French pastries. Have any of you had this experience? I also wonder what the tearooms are like in Paris. Are they much different than British ones? I'm interested in learning about your Parisian tearoom experiences. Please share.
This image above conjures up many happy emotions for me. I can stare at that photo all day and dream a little.
Well back to reality...Whenever possible I like to begin my Saturday mornings with cups of tea and catching up on my reading whether it's magazines or a novel. This little alone time is something I look forward to all week and is a positive way to begin my weekend. Drinking tea at work is a rushed experience and doesn't compare to steeping quality tea and simply relaxing. Whenever the weather allows, I take tea in the backyard, but this particular Saturday was quite windy so I enjoyed my tea in the living room.
Most Saturday mornings I choose my favorite tea: Paris by Harney & Sons. I first experienced this tea at a tearoom and I simply ordered it based on the name alone. The Harney & Sons website describes this tea as "a fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors, and a hint of lemony Bergamot." It is one of their most popular blends.
I'm not a huge fan of Earl Grey and this tea doesn't remind me in the least of it. Have any of your tried this tea before?
The tea is a lovely dark caramel color with a unique aroma. I drink mine straight and on the weak side. You can order this tea here and read more about it. Enjoy!
Today's featured teacup just had to be French! It's my one and only French teacup and I shared it on my Gold Teacup Party post in February. It's a miniature Limoges teacup.
It is marked Delvaux 18 Rue Royale which was a high end shop in Paris that manufactured their own glass. They are still in business today and are listed as a leather goods store. The store probably contracted a pottery in Limoges to produce these cups. Many of these cups were produced in the 1930s. My great aunt must have purchased this at an auction as she had never traveled to Paris.
Here's to a great week of tea and conversation!
"Paris is always a good idea."