An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
MATBA meetings always begin with a welcoming session where a nice selection of hot teas are offered along with an assortment of breakfast treats. Since most members travel a distance to each meeting, it's a nice opportunity to unwind from the journey and to greet members as they arrive at staggered times.
Owner and MATBA member Kathleen Hippeli prepared a nice variety of assorted scones and delicious toppings, croissants, mini quiches, and fresh fruit salad. Touches of red-white-and blue could be found around the tea room.
Once everyone arrived, the morning presentation, Tea Vessels = a way to steep up tea sales was presented by MATBA member Darlene Meyers-Perry of The Tea Lover's Archives. Darlene also maintains an interesting tea blog, The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook. This presentation on Tea Vessels was the same program that Darlene recently shared at the World Tea Expo held in Las Vegas. Those of us that were not able to travel to the Expo were particularly appreciative that Darlene was willing to present the program to the Association members.
Special thanks to Darlene for her informative and interesting program. It's a wide wide world of tea accoutrements, and a journey in acquiring them and learning to utilize them!