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She loves her tea and coffee…. and so much more!
This special Mother’s Day Weekend, I thought it would be enjoyable to commemorate and explore all the myriad of teas, coffees, and accouterment that we love…in honor of our mothers!! Certainly, they are our first teachers…showing us sometimes what to do, what not to do…sometimes by example. Sometimes we learn by osmosis!
I cannot begin to think of Mother’s Day without remembering my own dear one…gone since 2001, yet with me every day!
Today, Marlene shares her mother's day memories over tea and coffee
Marlene rounded up her favorite teas and coffees, all shoppable via a text widget
Mommy always, always had a cup of tea in her hand or very nearby!! Black tea was her love and usually from a teabag used over, and over and over again! She would feed her violet plants with it, when the tea got cold! Growing up in the depression, she saved and stretched most everything!
For centuries tea and coffee have been adored by Royalty and the common man alike. Fortnum and Mason’s most famous “Royal Blend” was first created for King Edward VII. Numerous creations commemorate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and royal warrants have been awarded to a select group of purveyors!
Rituals of Tea are plentiful…China, England, France, India, Japan and New York come to mind: Mayfair – Brown’s, Claridge’s, or the Plaza perhaps? There are beautiful tea salons throughout the world. No matter where we live, a decorative little tin or simple sachet can transport us…to Fortnum & Mason, Fauchon, Hediard, Mariage Freres! Love – yes, for Mom and for us to enjoy – travel with our senses!
What are her favorites? What have you discovered that you wish to share? Have you enjoyed the fabulous Mariage Freres’ Rouge Bourbon, (one of my loves), sans caffeine after dining? Or a classic Earl Grey (said to be Queen Elizabeth’s favorite) enjoyed with milk? Are you feeling French? Is mom English, Scotch or Irish? Are you celebrating heritage too??
Mariage Freres International Earl Grey French Blue Tin (Horchow) | Matcha Green Tea Kit (Art of Tea) | Palais des Thés Thé du Louvre Courtyard Tea (Macy's) | Palais des Thés Signature Classics Indulgence Tea Set (Macy's) | Fauchon Chamomile Herbal Tea (Neiman Marcus) | Fauchon Blend Tea (Neiman Marcus) | Whittard of Chelsea The Afternoon Tea Collection (Neiman Marcus) | Dammann Freres Tea (Neiman Marcus) | Fauchon The 4 Cuties Tea (Neiman Marcus)
Who does not love High Tea… or Tea Time?? So elegant and totally civilized! Charming, sophisticated yet possibly a little bit country too! Tables elaborately set with silver or casually with Liberty or chintz prints and basketry. Are you in love with finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream, macarons and eclairs – divine all!
Who does not love that first morning cup of tea or coffee to set us up for wonderment, joy and success!! Do you take yours with lemon, froth, cream or milk? In a teacup, breakfast cup, or mug?? Do you make it by the pot, cup? In a kettle or the latest Nespresso machine? Loose or bagged, dripped or from a pod? So personal…so dependent on the of time we have to savor, relax and enjoy!
Indulging Moms of every age with her favorite blends, designs and special ways to enjoy is beautifully personal. Coupling a gift of accessories in basket, caddy or hamper to extend her day will be memorable! Shall we include mom’s favorite china pattern cup and saucers, mugs, napkins, tea towels, honey, chocolats, jam, scones, croissants or pastries? A little antique strainer or espresso spoons? Adding a bottle of Champagne will certainly enliven every celebration!!
So have fun whether it is Breakfast in Bed, Brunch in the Garden or Irish Coffees!!
Le Jacquard Francais Saveurs De Provence Tea Towel (Gracious) | Le Jacquard Francais Macarons Tea Towel (Gracious) | Hermès Balcon du Guadalquivir Tea Cup & Saucer (Neiman Marcus) | Villeroy & Boch Amazonia Teacup (Bloomingdale's) | Bernardaud Praina Tea Cup (Bloomingdale's) | Butterfly Ginkgo Demitasse Set (Neiman Marcus)
Every day should be Mother’s Day!! But for her, would we even be here??
Enjoy…. Happy Mother’s Day 2022! xoxo MMK
Yesterday, I featured a classic pencil skirt from Talbots. Plus, we featured a light, easy, and healthy appetizer for Spring & Summer. Click the title or image below to read the article.