Saturday Morning Tea

Happy St. Paddy’s Day! Top of the mahrnin to one and all. I’m celebrating this day with a rich Irish Breakfast blend in my cup. A blend of hearty Indian Assam tea and brisk Ceylon tea, it’s called River Shannon Breakfast Blend, a perfect blend for today.

It’s a broken leaf selection so it’s best to steep the leaves for 3 minutes when drinking it plain. I wanted a little tang in my cup so I pushed the brew time to 4 minutes. It’s dark and stout with a hint of malt and a bright whisper of lemon.

When I visited Ireland back in 1999, this was the kind of tea served at all of the B&Bs we stayed at. It was a wonderful respite from our busy touring schedule to sit down and enjoy a “cuppa”, always served with a tray of delicious scones.

The deep amber tea liquor would go wonderfully with a spot of milk and a little sweetener.

Aside from a teapot of Irish style tea, I’ll be celebrating today with a long walk along the bike path and then some precious time in my studio. How are you celebrating?

Let’s all raise our teacups to the Emerald Isle and enjoy the day!

5 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea

  1. Great photos, beautiful colors! Keep up the great work.

  2. Judy Shea says:

    Happy Paddy’s Day to you, Karen. Nice comfortable day for a walk. Today, I simmering a lovely pot of sauce and meatballs. Meg is coming home for Spring Break tonight. Little things to celebrate for sure.

  3. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much, Aaron!

    Thanks Judy! Sounds like you had a lovely day. Enjoy having Meg home! 🙂

  4. acrawley63 says:

    We had an Irish Breakfast tea sample that was quite delish. Unfortunately I don’t remember the name ;-( That means we’ll have to try another one soon! Hope to visit Ireland myself in the near future. It’s on my “to-do when I turn 50 list.” Hope you had a lovely St. Paddy’s Day.

  5. artandtea says:

    I had a lovely day, thanks Amy. I hope you did, too. You will just love Ireland – it’s a beautiful country!

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