Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Williamson English Breakfast Tea

Williamson tea is grown on farms in the highlands of Kenya.  These company farms are all Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified.


I’d never tried this brand of tea, but when I came across one of their elephant tins (containing English Breakfast tea bags) at TJ Maxx, I couldn’t resist.


You can order a limited selection of elephant tins online at Amazon for around $20.  There are many other lovely tins on the Williamson website. 

PA164882I’d like to try their Lifeboat tea.  A portion of each sale goes to RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) to help save lives at sea.  This sounds like a robust black, single estate tea that I’d enjoy.

The 40 English Breakfast teabags in the tin are packaged in an airtight silver bag.  The tea is “rich and refreshing” according to the package and I agree – perfect for my morning cuppa.

I hope to add more of these unique tins to my tea tin collection, starting with the Jubilee tea.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Royal Standard teacup


My friend Debbie surprised me on Sunday with this beautiful Royal Standard bone china teacup.  She found it at a thrift store in Massachusetts and thought I would like to have it.


The pastoral scene and colors on this cup are so soft and pretty.


I like the pedestal base on the cup and the lovely broken loop shape of the handle.


Royal Standard was a well known trademark of Chapmans Longton Ltd.  It was in use from about 1949.



This is an embroidered tea towel that I found recently.  It is pretty and colorful, but I did find one flaw with it.


This reads “teatine” to me – maybe I’m a little too fussy.

As usual you can check out the beautiful Teatime Tuesday posts at Terri and Martha's blogs. 

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