For Christmas I received two Barnes and Noble gift cards, so last Friday I paid a visit to the bookstore. I love it there and could stay for hours.
I purchased Victoria Classics Tea Pleasures, and the January/February 2015 issue of Tea Time magazine.
Scanning through Tea Pleasures I was delighted to find an article on pages 101-104 about Greentree Antiques and Tea Room in Lexington, Kentucky. I had the pleasure of having tea there this past March when good friend, Linda J., coordinated a Kentucky Tea Tour.
Below are two pictures from my photo album that are almost identical to those in the magazine.
I have great memories of that day. Below is our group standing on the steps of the tea room.
Back to Barnes and Noble... I couldn't pass up the bargain priced book about Julia Child that was originally $28.95 marked down to $6.98. I already have three other books about Julia, plus her cookbooks. I'd love to do a theme tea about her sometime.
Julia loved tea, and the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company wrote an article about her in "The Daily Tea" [an on-line publication] on December 14th of this month. Julia and Paul Child purchased their teas from the Mark T. Wendell Tea Company. Their favorites were China Keemun, China Jasmine, Lapsang Souchong, Cherricup Ceylon, and HU-KWA [a delicately smoked lapsang souchong from Formosa].
I'm planning a trip to Washington D.C. this spring, and seeing Julia's Cambridge, Massachusetts kitchen permanently displayed at the Smithsonian is on my agenda. Have any of you seen it?