Sunday, January 27, 2013

Tea Tribute

Welcome friends for tea this week.  I bought one of these personal brewing tea containers from David's Tea that is perfect for using loose leaves.  After it brews, you sit it on top of your mug and the bottom releases the liquid.  I first saw them when I was served with one in a tea room a couple of years ago.
Hubby and I love the small 6 inch carrot cake that I make and this time it has cream cheese frosting.
Delicious with a hot cup of tea.  The recipe is on my recipes page at the top.
As we draw near the end of January which is National Hot Tea Month, I thought it might be fun to do a mosaic tribute to my favourite pastime of afternoon tea.
I'm linking with Mosaic Monday.
And my weekly tea gatherings at:
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi.
Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Ruth.
Friends Sharing Tea with Bernideen.
Tea Cup Tuesday with Terri.
A Return to Lovelinesswith Kathy.

54 comments:

  1. Your lavender tea set is beautiful, I love it. Perfect timing for your post. Have a happy week!

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  2. Very sweet. Hot tea is my favourite drink.

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  3. Happy National Hot Tea month....whoot whoot...I didn't know we had one, but I think it rocks.
    I stumbled upon your site while traveling the "Grow Your Blog" list...So from 60 minutes north of you, I raise my hot cup of Tetley and say "cheers"!!!

    blessings,
    Cynthia♥

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  4. Now that is just so cute I almost can't stop grinning.

    Drink more tea = life happier, huh?

    Hugs.

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  5. I had no idea it was national hot tea month. I think I have drank more tea this month due to the cold than I have have any other month! I like your mosaic. Very appropriate for all of us tea lovers.

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  6. Well I didn't know about tea month either, but it's only fitting you let us all know about it now.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  7. Nice Judith, I like the heart pictures and tea any way is perfect to me. Hope you have a great week:) Jen

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  8. I have hot tea every day...365 days a year...so I definately like Hot Tea Month!!

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  9. Wonderfully captured my friend. Your angel with tea is priceless!!! Happy Sunday..C. (HHL)

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  10. Adorable mosaic, Judith! I love the little angel and your pretty cookies. Have a great week!
    Hugs, Beth

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  11. Hi, Judith
    Very sweet! I always love your tea cups, pots and your mosaic.
    This morning, we had a sheet of snow here.
    Now the sun is shining and the snow has gone.
    Be careful not have a cold, Tomoko.

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  12. Very pretty! My mother in law left some tea cups and saucers to my daughter and now my daughter is in love with collecting them. I'll be sure to send her the link to your lovely blog.

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my post about Sciatica and Breakfast Muffins :)

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  13. Love your mosaic. Love your lavender teawares!

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  14. Your tea mosaic is so pretty with the little hearts on it, Judith.

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  15. Lovely collection for my favourite pastime, drinking tea!!

    As an extra treat a lavender scone or biscuit would be wonderful!!

    Have a great week, Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

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  16. Here the month is over and I didn't know! But I did drink plenty of tea this month. Your mosaic is very creative! Leads us right into Valentines!

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  17. tea certainly deserves the recognition it gets in hot tea month! Love the lavender set!

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  18. Wonderful collage ~ so creative and elegant ~ Tea in the afternoon is delightful!

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor ^_^

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  19. A lovely mosaic of beautiful teatime photos.

    Karen

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  20. What a fun tribute to tea. I had no idea there was a month dedicated to this grand beverage. Your cake looks delicious.

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  21. Love your tea container and that cake looks divine.

    Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

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  22. I just bought dieters tea yesterday at the supermarket does that count? I love the chamomile tea too! your cake looks yummy!!! and I just started my diet..:(

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  23. I love your mosaic! Clever you! Wonderful! I got one of those tea makers...a Brew T, from the Canadian designer 3 years ago at the Victoria Tea Festival. Love it! Will be at the festival again next month. Thanks for your lovely post and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  24. The cake looks delicious! Happy Tea Time! :)

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  25. I love your mosaic, Judith! What a great job you did. I'm glad you like your new tea maker. However, it's that carrot cake that I wish I had a slice of right now and perfect that it's a small one.

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  26. I've had my eye on a similar tea pot - just waiting for it to come back into stock on Amazon!
    That carrot cake looks perfect with some tea. Yummy!

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  27. What a fun way to make tea. And the cake looks delicious!

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  28. Love your heart shaped mosaic, perfect for the valentine season! Your cake looks so good! What a neat teapot! Thanks for sharing!
    Nancy

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  29. Everything in your posting is lovely...beautiful mosaic!

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  30. That is a wonderful little gadget for making tea! I introduced my DIL to David's Tea and now she's hooked! Love your sweet little carrot cake. I would be tempted to eat the whole thing by myself! ;) As always, Judith, it's lovely to have you stop by for tea. Hope you have a nice evening, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  31. Never knew they had a national tea day...wow..first for everything..Love that little carrot cake..Have a great new week with love Janice...

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  32. Oh my ! I need a slice of that cake about now - looks wonderful!
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment - I have passed it on to daughter.
    Have a great wewk.

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  33. That carrot cakes looks so moist and delicious, Judith. Lovely tea table!..Christine

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  34. Hi Judith,

    I did it...I have a post for the Tea events. This is going to be so much fun. Thanks for suggesting it!

    I love carrot cake...mmmmmm. I've seen the personal brewing tea containers but with all the tea I drink (and hubby too) we have enough presses and pots to go around! They're a great idea though.

    Jan ♥

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  35. Handy alternative to a teapot. Lovely looking carrot cake. There is only the two of us so a small cake is a good idea. I will keep this in mind.

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  36. The perfect combination! I love carrot cake, could eat that 6" all by myself. :)
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  37. Perfect treat for a cold, wintry day! I have gotten a bit lazy at 60. I bake all of my cakes in a bundt pan now. Easier to make and they come out very moist, but they're not nearly as pretty as your little carrot cake, Judith!
    Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  38. Love seeing your lavender tea set. I'll take one of your carrot cakes! I'm thinking I might need one of those personal brewing containers.

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  39. That cake looks delicious! I'm going to grab the recipe. Thanks!
    You mosaic is sweet!
    sandy :)

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  40. I do like those infuser teapots, and I think we are so blessed to have such a great variety of ways to make our tea these days!

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  41. Hi: I love the tea infuser tea pots. It is also so nice to know that tea lovers have a month we can celebrate. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  42. Hi Judith,
    The cake you made looks delicious.
    I had no idea that this month is the national hot tea month. Thanks for telling us.

    Your new follower,
    Felicity

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  43. Happy Hot Tea Month!
    Your carrot cake is making my mouth water! It looks so delicious!
    Your tea cup mosaic is very romantic. Lovely tea cups in there!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  44. I think I would have preferred a cream cheese icing on my cake to - yours looks wonderful and HEALTHY!

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  45. Oh, I love the little tea-drinking angel. How sweet she is. This must be cake day in blog-land. I've seen some beautiful ones today. Carrot cake is one of my favorite as it is not too sweet and 'good for the eyes.' ha! Deb

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  46. Dear Judith,
    Your carrot cake with cream cheese icing looks beautiful, yummy! I haven't seen a personal loose leaf brewing teaset like that one. Sounds awesome! Love your pretty tea mosaic! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  47. How lovely! I will have you to lunch and you bring that cake. I was just reading Monique's post at La Table de Nana and she was talking about making a small batch of rolls. This is a great idea to make a 6 inch cake as there are only 2 of us too. I am going to give that a try. Yes, carrot and cream cheese - I adore that one.

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  48. I didn't know Jan. was National Tea month! No wonder I've been consuming gallons of it, trying to keep warm. LOL

    I wanted to tell you that I captured some photos of a butterfly on my lilac bush this past summer & I immediately thought of you. I shall do a post with those photos soon. I also bought a butterfly cookie cutter, too. You've inspired me!

    Now I'm off to check out that recipe...a small cake would be perfect for just the 2 of us & I adore carrot cake!

    Thanks for sharing,
    fondly,
    Rett

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  49. Thank you, Judith. I love the second one, too. Thank you for your comment! I haven't understood if Tea with friends is an event or not. Could you explain it to me?
    xoxo Bogomilla

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  50. Hello Judith! I'm going to have to look for one of those personal brewing tea containers - my daughter would LOVE it! Dearest would adore your carrot cake! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  51. Hi! I’m new follower of your blog and would like to invite you to join me at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2013/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-19-hog-wash_27.html





    I hope you can make it!

    Cheers,

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

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