Saturday Morning Tea on Sunday

I’m all moved into my new home here on Ramble Road. It’s a wonderfully quiet place, surrounded by woods in the back. The physical move was so amazingly easy, taking only about 3 hours. I’m very blessed to have 2 big strong sons who helped their old Ma out on moving day. What a wonder to watch them take over and methodically dismantle my apartment and put it back together at another place. We are definitely even now for all of those early morning hockey practices!

This morning I am sipping a flavored Sweet Almond green tea. The dry leaf is a blend of green tea, slivered almonds, cinnamon bark and lime leaf.

The liquor has a very sweet “almondy” aroma and the taste is the same only not as sweet. Usually, flavored and scented teas smell stronger than they actually taste which is fine by me because I don’t enjoy a strong sweetness. I like to be able to taste the tea notes underneath the added flavor.

This tea would go well with an almond flavored cookie or, my absolute favorite candy, chocolate covered marzipan. Marzipan is a delicious confection of ground almonds and sugar. When my brother lived in Germany about 10 years ago, I visited and found it right in the candy aisle at their local grocers. I was in heaven and brought home a whole stash of it.

Now that I am all moved in, it’s time to start putting together my studio. Right now the floor is covered with all of my art supplies. Stay tuned for the birth of my studio!

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6 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea on Sunday

  1. Frivolitea says:

    WHat a wonderful photo of the tree tops reflected in your tea cup! Good luck with your move in. Can’t wait to see what comes out of your studio!

  2. Steph W says:

    Holy cow! That is just the coolest, most gorgeous photo with the reflection! Wow, wow!

  3. artandtea says:

    Thanks Steph, I honestly don’t know exactly how I did that but I was pretty pleased that it came out so cool looking!

  4. Dora says:

    Hooray, you’re all moved in, Karen !!! Good for you ! Now that the physical act of moving your stuff is over, you can start organizing and creating your new studio space. It is wonderful when you have a fresh new place to start. BTW, that is a great photo of the tress reflected in your teacup…..Recently I’ve been spending (or wasting?) time on the Flickr website looking at photos from all over the globe..Hey at least I’m developing a ‘photographer’s eye’, and maybe that will spill over into my artwork…

  5. artandtea says:

    Thanks Dora! Yes, all moved in and starting the unpacking and “organizing in my new space” process.
    I think that looking at photos on Flickr is a wonderful way to expand your visual vocabulary. It gives you ideas for taking photos yourself and also design ideas for your polymer clay work.
    BTW, welcome to the Art Salon!
    -Karen

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