I recently read several blogs that detailed the home lands and backgrounds of foods and wines that are enjoyed in many parts of our world. These blogs motivated me to think about the various worldly styles of enjoying tea from the very formal British High Tea all the way down to grabbing a cuppa tea to go. Let me explain this particular blog is not going to be a study of the many ceremonial tea preparations but will be an amusing review of the different settings and ways in which I enjoy tea.
Probably one of my most favorite tea thing to do is . . . Afternoon tea with friends and family. My absolutely favorite place to have afternoon tea is Nancy Reppert's Sweet Remembrances in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I have traveled near and far to enjoy many afternoon tea events. The themes, and styles varied, but Sweet Remembrances remains at the top of my list of favorite afternoon teas. Nancy's setting is always appropriate, the food delicious, and, most importantly, the tea perfectly steeped and served.
Enjoying a special event tea "Ladies and Their Hats" at Sweet Remembrances.
Various forms of tasting/comparing teas.
Since I consider my palate to be less than exceptional, I am always eager to join a tea tasting with other tea peeps to hear what they are tasting and then I try so very hard to feel that taste within my palate vocabulary. I am always amazed with the difference in flavor from when a tea is served hot, room temperature, and cold. Group tea tastings are the greatest tea educational tool available.
Tea On The Go
My favorite way to enjoy tea on the go is with the use of a a Tea Traveler. Granted this method does not always bring out the greatest attributes of a tea, specifically green teas. I have found Grandpa Style works very well with Oolong, Black, and Pu'erh teas. Enjoying tea all day every day Grandpa Style works for me because I can drink tea at any temperature, any time, and any place.
No matter your personal style there is a tea enjoyment method that will work compliment you!
Lifting my cuppa tea to you and your style,
The Tea And Hat Lady
Lifting my cuppa to you and your style,
The Tea And Hat Lady