Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday everybody . We celebrate four out of five Birthdays in the month of March .. so needless to say ... It is a busy time. Please come in and join us.
Today I’m looking up recipes for cakes and tea ... My Hubby leaves tomorrow for three weeks so he does need alittle TLC.... It’s time to celebrate !!!
Well, I decided on a delicious “ Mint’ tea ... from the “ Mighty Leaf” collection which I buy online. (mightyleaf.com) It’s an organic, whole leaf tea with no caffeine. I first tried it in the Air Canada VIP Lounge and immediately fell in love with it’s refreshing flavour and lingering aroma.
Since whole leaves need room to open and expand, the Mighty Leaf Company has created a large pyramid shaped silk bag for the tea to express itself through...
It is truly a luxurious blend that is quite unforgettable.
SO I best get on with preparing the brew.
Hubby’s birthday is March 17th so he thinks that he is Irish
( Ha Ha) since his Birthday falls on St. Patrick’s Day ... In celebration, I decided to pull out the “Belleck”.
I’ve always admired Belleck Pottery for it's ethereal look. Often, I wondered what makes it so different from other porcelains, so I did a little research and discovered that it is indeed a special
Parian ware that is a type of bisque porcelain imitating marble.
Belleck was developed around 1845 by the Staffordshire Pottery manufacturer “Mintons" and named after Paros, the Greek Island renowned for it’s refined texture and white Parian marble, which has been used since antiquity for sculptures. In pottery, it is prepared into a liquid form that can be caste into a mold, enabling mass production.
What I love most about this pottery, is the thinness and slightly iridescent surface that it displays. Of course, it’s not everyones’ favourite ‘cup of tea’ ( Ha Ha ) but isn’t it beautiful !!!
I must admit to being a little apprehensive about pouring tea into such delicate looking vessel, but then I thought ... What are teacups for? Actually, this pottery is not as delicate as it looks.
Go ahead and have another sip.
Oh my ... I do hope that you are going to enjoyed your cup of tea (Ha Ha)
Please ... Be sure to save room for a piece of Black Forest cake.
OK ... Time to sing and blow out the candles. I don’t think Kim will have much trouble with that task!!!
Goodness ... Look who else wants a piece of the cake .( Ha Ha)
It’s “ Simon” the Squirrel.
He’s a curious little fellow who is always chittering and chattering when company arrives ... or maybe he came to wish Kim a HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!
I am sharing with : Friends Sharing Tea
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
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