Edible Tokens

I'm back from another trip to South Dakota, this time to visit my brand-new nephew. What a sweetie he is! I also spent many fun hours playing dinosaurs with his older brother, who at almost-three is quite fond of imaginative play. Between cuddling the baby and pretending to be a triceratops, I enjoyed cooking for my sister and her family, drinking lots of tea while we stayed indoors, a few small snowfalls, and shooting photos. I hadn't been home in the winter in about seven years, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. 30 in South Dakota actually felt warmer than 30 in Texas! And I'm happy to report that flying continues to get easier with each trip. Sister and I made a few quick shopping trips during the week, including one to a favorite kitchen store that always holds surprises. They were sampling The Tea Spot Vintage Oolong (pictured above) and it was good enough that I brought some home with me. Purchasing tea on my travels has become a bit of a routine, an edible token of my time away, and sometimes my sister and I send each other tea after one of us has traveled somewhere. This tea will happily remind me of my February week up north.


Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

How fun to be able to make another trip to see family! I'm glad flying is becoming easier. I haven't had the chance to test my resolve with that yet.

Kimmie said...

What a sweet trip that sounds like! I wonder why it is that temperatures feel different in different places - maybe humidity has something to do with it? What a great idea, though, to pick up tea souvenirs along the way! Cheers Today! Kimmie

PiecesofD said...

Mmmm vintage oolong... It looks wonderful. Glad you had fun on your trip.

bad penny said...

how lovely to visit your sister & get to play dinosaurs !

Doyou ever get stoped by customs with the tea in your luggage ?

Michelle M. said...

That is lovely. It must have been nice to spend some time with your nephews and your sister. We live hundreds of miles away from our nieces (and sisters). so I can appreciate what a wonderful time you must have had.

The tea looks wonderful. I love tea, especially in the cooler weather.

Anonymous said...

Mmmm, I love oolong tea. Vintage sounds even more interesting. What a perfect way to remember your special time with your sister.

Happy Tea day.

oxo Judy

KatCollects said...

I love that you bring tea home from your trips, so very special. It sounds like the perfect time away!

Meadowlark Days said...

Thank you, everyone!

Pad Penny, my sister came home from England with a suitcase full of tea and did fine at the airport.