One of the places I visited in Canada was Port Perry. My brother and I stopped there for lunch and a little shopping. I discovered that BELT sandwiches are really good (bacon, egg, lettuce and tomato), especially when rolled up in a tortilla.
There didn’t seem to be any shops with English bone china teacups, but there was an interesting Tartan shop. I learned that Rogers does not have it’s own tartan.
My brother knows how much I enjoy trying different kinds of tea, so he bought me a box of Bewley’s Dublin Morning Tea at the Wee Tartan Shop. Bewley’s was the first company to import tea directly to Ireland. Samuel and Charles (his son) Bewley shipped 2,099 chests from the tea gardens of China.
Bewley’s has been blending tea since 1840. You can check out their website here. I’ve always liked this type of robust black tea and I knew that I’d enjoy this blend of teas from Africa.
This is Ha’penny Bridge, Dublin. I always think of this nursery rhyme when I see ha’penny (half a penny).
- Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat
- Please put a penny in the old man's hat
- If you haven't got a penny, a ha'penny will do
- If you haven't got a ha'penny, then God bless you!
You can take a virtual tour of Bewley’s Café, Grafton Street, Dublin at their website.
This small mug seemed perfect for the Dublin Morning tea.
It was either a yard sale or thrift shop find that I picked up a while ago.
This tea bag holder (from Luke’s For Home) was added to my collection that day. I liked the shape and the pure white color.