Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tea Tuesday on my front porch

Today finds me on my front porch before it gets torn down and replaced. I'm sharing tea with Kimmie and the rest of the Tea Tuesday participants, whose blogs you can find on the sidebar at Art in Red Wagons.

I love the kitschy 50's style ashtray I leave on my front porch. It is the perfect holder for my tea infuser.

Today I'm drinking from another Taylor and Ng mug, this time Le Canard.

The tea is called Ginger Twist. This loose leaf herbal tea is a mix of lemongrass, orange peel, and mint, and includes generous bits of ginger and ginseng, which I found a bit overpowering in the first sip, but tasty and slightly sweet after I got used to it. Ginger Twist herbal tea is supposed to help promote calm, focus, and good health because it is full of antioxidants.

Remember, if you want to join Tea Tuesday, just contact Kimmie. She'll welcome you with open arms, as will the other wonderful tea participants.

My blog pick today is for our newest Tea Tuesday participant, Cat Giglio. I featured La Dolce Vita, Cat's art blog, as my blog choice on February 5, but this is her new blog, Bell'Antico (or beautiful, old) which features antiques, shopping, and beautiful living, including tea in her studio. So drop by Cat's beautiful, old blog today and share a cup of your favorite brew with her.

10 thoughtful remarks:

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm incredibly dull about tea. English breakfast with milk please. Once a day. Other times, coffee or soft drinks. I envy you your enjoyment of these other flavours - I just can't get past the aromatics - it's like drinking perfume! Honestly, I'll never ever be sophisticated and intimidating.

Terri Kahrs said...

Ohhhh! Tea on the front porch - how lovely!!! My guess is that your Ginger Twist tea has a magnificent scent. Hope your day is full of happiness and smiles! Hugs, Terri xoxo

~*~Patty said...

Lovely having tea with you as always Elizabeth! I can almost smell the aroma from here ;)
That ashtray is a treasure and blast from the past!
Great choice of blogs for today, Cat is one special lady!
Happy T Tuesday and week!

La Dolce Vita said...

aww you are so sweet! thanks for featuring my new baby blog! I so appreciate it, you are such a generous blogger Elizabeth and I would love to come by for tea at your place!! we have had a nice weekend, so you must have had pretty good weather too!! ciao bella!

Anonymous said...

blue and tea...it seems to be a theme today...it's what I've done...too

come by for a spot of tea

ciao bella
happy tuesday!
creative carmelina

bad penny said...

I'm a English breakfast tea & milk girl too - just can't get into herbal tea though I love the aroma.
The ashtray is great for its healthier use !

Yes - the childrens' TV programme I featured is a clasic British favourite from the 70s

Dianne said...

a relaxing cup of tea with a good friend...sounds wonderful. My grandma used to drink tea out of that same cup! good luck with the construction of the new porch. It will be wonderful when finished!

Chris said...

ooooh love all of your photos they are so cool... I sometimes think of joining in but I have the most BORING cups ever lol
Think I better make some more paper ones before I bore you all with my white cups :D
Chris xx

Marilyn Rock said...

Ginger Twist sounds wonderful; healthy, too! Cat's blog is amazing! xxoo You share so much with us - thank you!

Dianne said...

I love retro ash trays! They are so cool... I don't smoke, but I have a few. I use one for keys by the door... one for change... Happy T Tuesday!