National Tea Day – April 21st

Here’s a subject we hope you “warm” to in celebration of National Tea Day!

Visit the Charleston Tea Plantation virtually!

Learn more about America’s “only” Tea Garden.

Charleston Tea Plantation -“Explore the world of tea” with this documentary video.

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane : A NovelTea Girl of Hummingbird Lane / Lisa See
Li-yan and her family align their lives around the seasons and the farming of tea. There is ritual and routine, and it has been ever thus for generations. Then one day a jeep appears at the village gate–the first automobile any of them have seen–and a stranger arrives.

Lavender Blue Murder – Tea Shop Mystery Series(#21) / Laura Childs
Tea maven Theodosia Browning and her tea sommelier Drayton Conneley are guests at a bird hunt styled in the precise manner of an English shooting party. Which means sloe gin fizzes and shooting costumes of tweed, and herringbone. But as gunshots explode, one shot sounds too close for comfort to Theodosia and Drayton. Intrigued but worried, Theodosia wanders into the neighbour’s lavender field where she discovers their host, Reginald Doyle, bleeding to death. As Theodosia investigates, fingers are pointed, and long-buried secrets are uncovered.

Growing Your Own Tea Garden / Jodi Helmer
This book shows how to plant, maintain, harvest and enjoy a productive backyard tea garden, with a comprehensive survey of all the crops that make delicious tea drinks, plus advice on cultivation, harvesting, drying, storing and brewing.

Victoria - The Essential Tea Companion : Favorite Menus for Tea Parties and CelebrationsThe Essential Tea Companion: Favorite menus for tea parties and celebrations / Kim Waller
Whether we’re enjoying a morning break, a quiet afternoon respite or a soothing moment at day’s end, tea is a ready indulgence. And Victoria has the ideal accompaniment to this celestial beverage. “Victoria: The Essential Tea Companion” collects the best of three classic “Victoria” books in a single completely redesigned and beautiful volume. It serves up history and lore, advice on brewing the perfect pot, notes on collectible china and best of all, menus for eight themed parties, from a children’s tea to a bridal shower. Here are more than 100 recipes for sandwiches, scones, tarts, cakes, savories, breads and biscuits, as well as flavored teas both hot and iced and honeys, spreads and jams. An authoritative appendix provides the elegant final touch

The Art of Taking Tea / Kim Waller
From the serene tea ceremonies of Asia to the lavish cream teas of England, take a delicious taste of a very special beverage. Connoisseurs interested in hosting a tea party, finding a salon that serves 240 different blends, or getting expert advice on pairing tea with a variety of foods will find advice and information here—including an insider’s view of how tea is enjoyed in New York, Boston, Paris, and beyond.

Life by the Cup : Ingredients for a Purpose-Filled Life of Bottomless Happiness and Limitless SuccessLife By the Cup: Ingredients for a purpose-filled life of bottomless happiness and limitless success / Zhena Muzyka
Drawing on lessons she’s learned throughout her amazing and sometimes difficult life journey, the social entrepreneur and founder of Zhena’s Gypsy Tea shares seventeen soulful lessons to help you overcome obstacles, clarify your purpose, and bring awareness to each moment of your life. An inspiring roadmap for discovering the secrets of happiness and success for yourself at any stage in life, Life By the Cup’s message is that, no matter where you are, you can change your circumstances and live your dreams