Wednesday, March 26, 2014

I'm Back!

Even though it's only been 17 days since my last post and blogging break, it seems like forever!  

I've missed sharing my tea adventures, and had to force myself to stay focused on my tea presentations until they were done.   I'm excited to be back now, and share everything that occurred while I was on break.  

On March 11th, I met a dear friend for lunch at P.F. Changs, Somerset location, in Troy, MI. 

I ordered Sesame Chicken with Brown Rice, Wonton Soup, and White Tangerine Tea. Everything was yummy!  Ruth and I hadn't seen each other for quite awhile, so getting caught up with each other's news was the best part of the lunch.

Ruth's mum lives in Worthing, England, and she sent a gift with Ruth for me.  The gift bag contained a beautiful porcelain tea caddy in the Blue Willow pattern, from Rington's Tea Company which has been in business since 1907.  The company, located in Newcastle upon Tyne in North East, England, still makes home deliveries!

~ Backstamp ~

The inside of the caddy lid has the initials of Rington's Tea imprinted.

Last year Ruth's mum sent me the Rington's teapot that matches this tea caddy.

~ Teapot backstamp ~

Thanks so much, Elizabeth!  I'm very grateful for your gifts to me!


  1. Welcome back! and What beautiful gifts! How lucky you are to have such good friends - both mother and daughter!

  2. What beautiful pieces! Besides the fact they came from a very thoughtful friend, I love that they are both from a tea purveyor!

  3. Welcome back! I've missed your posts but knew you were busy having fun. I love that tea caddy, what a thoughtful gift. Both it and the teapot are very special pieces.

  4. A lovely gift, one I know you'll cherish.

  5. Haven't been to PF Changs for a while - I love their lettuce wraps and Dragon Eye Oolong tea. Your Ringtons pieces are beautiful!


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