Friday, January 22, 2016

Traveling Teapot Blog Party

A surprise package arrived earlier this week with an invitation to join the Traveling Teapot Blog Party featured on the Afternoon Tea Across America blog. A Tardis shaped teapot has been crisscrossing the United States in search of new adventures. It has recently landed in CA, and the hostess for this month, Martha, coordinated this unique blog party across America. 

Martha provided tea from Adagio called The Tardis BluesThis loose leaf tea is a combination of oolong and black teas with colorful additions of cornflowers and safflowers. A touch of rosehips and a hint of hibiscus add a third dimension of flavor to this lovely brew. Almond, passion fruit, and blueberry round out the flavors. The tea was placed in a Tardis shaped strainer and brewed at 212 degrees for 5 minutes.

The tea party in a box also contained some little nibbles to enjoy during the party. The Doctor's favorite Jammie Dodger, a popular English shortbread cookie with a flavored jam filling, was tucked in the box. Such a special treat to sample a traditional English biscuit. Yum! The Jammie Dodger is the round cookie shown in the photo below. An assortment of freshly baked scones were added to our tea party since our Whovian always comes home from school with a hungry appetite. The other little goodie tucked in the box were Jelly Babies, another favorite of the Doctor.
What a delightful afternoon we had! Sharing about the traveling teapot, enjoying a calming pot of tea, and watching the first snowflakes fall as we hunker down for what looks to be The Blizzard of 2016.


Bernideen said...

Well that sure was well planned and well staged! I hope ya'll are warm and safe and ready in case someone comes knocking at the door for tea!

Marilyn Miller said...

How fun to have a Tardis tea strainer to add to the equation. Love, love the beautiful teapot. I just know your Dr. Who fan really enjoyed the after school tea time.

martea said...

I am so pleased that you enjoyed the little tea party in a box and that you shared it with your loved ones for a fun tea time!
Thank you so much, Nancy.

Angela McRae said...

Sounds like quite a fun event! (If this teapot could talk, it would have lots of fun stories to tell!)