11/18/08

Reminiscing: Vanilla Jasmine Tea


Yesterday I made myself a cup of vanilla jasmine tea, looseleaf, something I hadn't done in quite awhile. It immediately took me back to the years that we lived in the Central Valley of California, where a wonderful little bakery was a favorite place to meet friends for tea and cake. They carried this delicious tea, pictured in the tin above, and it was wonderful paired with their divine Hershey's chocolate layer cake. I smile to remember the friends I visited with there: charming N. with her red hair and Scottish accent, sweet C. who shared my Midwest roots, authentic E. from Turkey who became like family. Sweet memories. Who are you meeting for tea these days?
(The autumn decorations were made by me a few years ago - just painted some clay pots with craft paint and stuck in some artificial leaves. Autumn is my favorite season in which to decorate!)

12 comments:

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Beautiful memories - decorations & home, I'm sure. I love the swirly-squirley above your fireplace. It's a great combination of musical & whimsical.

Mimi said...

I love your cup! And, yum! Enjoy!

Gayle said...

Your photos are so pretty. Your home looks so inviting!

ELK said...

happy tea drinking in your beautiful home love seeing the mantle in the background

Donna said...

Your decorations are just perfect...I love fall too!

Emily said...

I love your fireplace. :)

My eldest daughter-who is eleven-has been home sick for the last 2 days. She and I have enjoyed countless pots of tea together. Before that, I was enjoying tea every evening with my sister while we talked in her living room and held her brand new daughter and laughed a lot.

A Bun Can Dance said...

What a lovely evocative posting. I can smell the Jasmine tea - in fact, I'm there with you enjoying a cup and a good chat. Your blog is looking beautiful with such wonderful photos. I love the soft lighting in your photos. Also, I am so envious of the Aqua and Red swap - it looks marvelous - such wonderful colours to put together. I must look out for more swaps! Have a good week. Sending you a hint of Autumn Sunshine and cool air. Denise

iHanna said...

WHat a beautiful blog with such beautiful photos you have! Lovely!

Sundries Sublime said...

Beautiful Kristina! Is that your home? It so looks like you!! :-)

andie said...

Oh love these pics and seeing little glimpses of your beautiful home.
I need to find a little bakery like the one you described. As it is, I'm just a starbucks junkie.
:)
a.

"Rae" said...

Greetings,
I enjoy your blog so much. I am Carolyn from the writing circle just stopping by to say HI

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Sadly, no one in the flesh.....I need some friends!