"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet."
~Katherine Lee Bates
Hello Tea Friends,
Last week we had a bit of a warm spell which my roses, flowers and budding vegetables gladly welcomed.
The yellow "Mellow Yellow" rose tree became so top heavy that I really had to cut it back as it was almost ready to fall over. So alas, no photos of those pretty roses- just miniature pink ones.
Since the sun is shining and not too hot, please join me in the backyard for a rose tea.
I have been so excited to share my first teacup trio!
While on a recent trip, I found this "Orleans Rose" trio. It's in wonderful condition with most of the gold trim intact.
I've been looking for (an affordable) trio for quite a while. The almost three dimensional paintings of the roses is quite lovely.
This is my first Royal Standard teaware in my collection. It was produced circa 1950's.
Have a slice of cherry cobbler from the cherries we picked yesterday at a local farm. This is one of my true and tried recipes. I featured it on my last year's Memorial Day post. You can find it here.
"Time brings roses."
~ Portuguese proverb
This post was inspired by last summer's visit to Portland's International Rose Test Garden in Washington Park.
Whether you are an avid rose gardener, photographer or someone who appreciates nature's beauty. this park will not disappoint.
Here are just some of the hundreds of roses:
If you are ever in Portland, Oregon, this garden is not to be missed. Here is more information about the park.
While in the gift shop (can't pass up one when on vacation), I saw three tea bags of rose tea tied together on the counter.
Of course I bought the tea. After all, Portland is the "City of Roses."
I quite enjoyed it and would describe it as light black tea with a subtle floral taste and scent.
(This is my last tea bag and I'm saving it for a special occasion. Sorry, I didn't fill your cup.)
Have a sunshine filled week,
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