Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mortar & Pestle Tea

"A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses."

And the fragrance of tea in a rose covered teacup is good in the hand. Tea today is Lavender Grey black tea from B. Fuller's Mortar & Pestle, a place that they call an artisanal modern apothecary. It was a gift from a friend who knows I love anything lavender! They describe this tea as having the orange essence of Earl Grey which is augmented by the floral sweetness of Pacific Northwest lavender flowers. 

And the teacup? It is a Royal Stafford English teacup called Gloria. Paisley style curls and flowers in bright yellow and pink are accented with lots of gold!  The chill outside seems to draw me to vibrant colors for my cup!


  1. I also love lavender grey tea. I sometimes make it myself using dried lavender from the organic store. I fondly remember your lavender wand posts!

  2. What a wonderful quote!

  3. This tea does sound just perfect for a lavender lover. Beautiful teacup, would cheer any day.

  4. I wa s jsut dreaming of the possibility iof creating my own tea, using various herbs and flavors and there was your post... I will drag out my mortar and pestle and see waht inspiration I will have toward that end.... a fun project ahead for me, I think, thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Very pretty! I'm not really a black tea drinker -- on a daily basis I much prefer all sorts of green teas. I do love going to a tea cafe and trying new teas and finger foods and sweets. There was one in Michigan where my aunt and cousins are -- with party hats and scarves so you could dress up as you drank you tea. Fun, but unfortunately, it closed down. :/ Hope you have a great day. Tammy


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