Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Michigan Tea Tour

I've been absent for a week as I've been away on a tea tour in Michigan....and it was wonderful!
Let me introduce our hostess, Phyllis Barkey who blogs at Relevant Tea Leaf. Phyllis was busy planning a year ahead and had pretty gift bags waiting for each of the 9 ladies arriving to join her.
Our first evening at a hotel in Utica, MI we had a tea and chocolate pairing presented by Teresa (top left) from Ohio. It really was a lot of fun tasting three different varieties of tea with each of the three chocolates. Teresa also gifted each of us with a box of goodies.
 The next day saw some shopping and almost everyone at the Victorian Rose tea room for an afternoon pot of tea and a scone.
Top photo l-r is yours truly, Linda P, my friend Gloria, (we were the Canadians in the group) and Barb. Bottom left is Joan and Lori. Bottom right is Nancy who blogs at Rosemary's Sampler, Phyllis and Linda J who blogs at Friendship Tea.
I'll continue our tour in a post next week where we enjoyed a Japanese Tea Ceremony and time on Mackinac Island.
Take Time for Tea!
Linking with Mosaic Monday.

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42 comments:

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  2. Lovely ladies! Glad you had the chance to take this tour and get re-aquainted with some great tea bloggers. Sounds like you had a really great time, Judith. I look forward to your future posts.
    Hugs, Beth

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  3. That must have been fun, a tea tour. I would love to participate in a teatour, but as far as I know we don´t have them here. I could start one myself, but I think it would be hard to find participants, Holland is a mainly a coffee drinking country, although tea culture is more and more rising. Younger people drink more tea, but that´s not my cup of tea, because fashion here is drinking flavored tea of peaches, strawberries and so on, brrr...not my taste.
    Looking forward to your Japanese tea ceremony Judith.
    Regards, Janneke

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  4. What a lovely way to spend a week. It sounds very civilised and I can imagine all the pretty places and crockery.

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  5. Such a great idea, a great setting, great friends, great food and drink! It doesn't get much better than that, does it?

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  6. Wonderful. Looks like you all had a lot of fun. The tea and baked goods look amazing.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. What a lovely group of ladies enjoying tea in such a pleasant tea room. Your hostess did a wonderful job gathering your gifts, planning your time, and welcoming each of you. Looking forward to seeing what happened on Mackinac Island.

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  8. Hello, Judith. What a wonderful trip for you. Pretty photo of you and your friends at the tea room. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  9. That looks like a lot of fun Judith. It's great to meet other bloggers and tea lovers.

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  10. It is nice to see tradition carry on: good friendship, tasty food, incredible tea, pretty tea cups. It's good to leave the garden from time to time, isn't it?

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  11. It was great to visit with you again during our Michigan travels for tea (and shopping!)

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  12. Oh, what fun you must have had, Judith! I can't wait to see your Japanese Tea on Mackinac.

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  13. What fun you all must have had at that lovely tea room! A tea and chocolate pairing sounds divine. Looking forward to your next number of posts. Have a lovely week, Judith.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  14. How wonderful to get to be part of this special event! I've never been to a proper tea...just look what I'm missing! Sweet hugs!

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  15. Hi Judith, I am enjoying your post on your tea tour! Looks like all of you had a wonderful time! I have been to the Victorian Rose tearoom with my daughter. Your pictures brought back many good memories!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  16. Hi Judith, I am enjoying your post on your tea tour! Looks like all of you had a wonderful time! I have been to the Victorian Rose tearoom with my daughter. Your pictures brought back many good memories!
    Hugs, Nancy

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  17. Wow, what a wonderful time that looks to have been. I think I'll have to plan my own tea tour one of these years. What a fabulous idea!

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  18. What a nice way to meet up with fellow bloggers. A visit to Mackinac Is. sounds like fun :)
    Wendy

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  19. Sounds like you had lots of fun with some lovely friends. Nothing better!

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  20. Nice photos and some really cute teacups ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

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  21. Judith, what a wonderful adventure! I love the chocolate pairing (of course!). I know what you mean, I have been gone pretty much the last six weeks and blogging has been impossible! We are running faster than we are able and with the exception of one more trip in the middle of October, I am glad to be home!!!

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  22. What a delightful time to share! Your host did an amazing job of blessing all the ladies who came, it is a lot of work, she looks quite delighted to have done so! The tea room you visited is simply lovely! Sadly, we don't have one anywhere close by here, it would be so nice to visit one! Hugs to you today :)

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  23. It looks and sounds as if you are having a wonderful time.
    Lovely photo's of you all.

    All the best Jan

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  24. Oh how I would have loved to have joined you ladies - being from Ohio and Michigan just one state up - it looks to have been a truly lovely time.

    What a blessing it must be to meet blogging friends in real life.

    Been crazy busy lately - so sorry I haven't been blogging or reading them - I miss you terribly! xxxoooxxxooo

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  25. Hello, Judith,
    Looks like you had a wonderful trip for the tea! Lovely ladies, and I enjoyed the table setting in your mosaic. I like to think that each beautiful tea cup must have its own history.Happy weekend to you!

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  26. This must have been pure delight! Good and new friends, leisurely tea times, delicious food, new sights, etc. I hope you came home refreshed!

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  27. How fun! You were in my state but not on my side of the state.

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  28. Your Michigan tea tour looks so much fun! I'll enjoy reading about the tour from the different bloggers' perspectives.

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  29. What a lovely tour to be on. Looking forward to seeing more of you beau"tea"ful adventures.

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  30. *Sigh!* What a wonderful tour, Judith! Good friends and tea and chocolate! The tea room looks exactly like a tea room should look like and there are some wonderful teapots and cups in these photos. :)
    I definitely hope to join Stephanie's teacup exchange sometimes in future. As I perhaps already have mentioned, at the moment I wouldn't know where to find such gorgeous items I see people sending in this exchange. I'm looking forward to seeing the gifts sent this time.
    Have a happy Sunday! xx

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  31. What a delightful idea - a tea tour! It looks like you and your friends had a wonderful time.

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  32. What fun for you and the ladies, Judith! Wish I lived closer and could attend these fun events. I look forward to reading part 2!

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  33. Oh, doesn't a tea tour sound wonderful? I love taking afternoon tea and trying different combinations of teas & sweet treats. I'll be baking raisin scones this afternoon for our tea tomorrow.
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

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  34. I bet this was fun! Tea and friends and shopping. Delightful! Happy Monday!

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  35. How fun. I love tea with dear friends!

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  36. I enjoying each of the post Linda, Nancy, and Phyllis, plus now you too, have done of this special adventure.

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  37. tea tour sounds quite an adventure ,tea is more refreshing when you take it with friends over a warm chat .have a beautiful days ahead dear

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  38. I so enjoyed this lovely post, Judith. The tea tour sounds absolutely delightful. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us :) I was just reading the most recent post about visiting thr Japanese Cultural Centre and oh my, what fun!

    Hugs to you, dear one.

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  39. Hi Judith,

    It looks like you and the other ladies had a wonderful tea tour; I would love to do something like that. I do enjoy tea, but I really love seeing the pretty food and the lovely, china teacups. I need to start making more of a production of tea here at our house; maybe I'll do that in 2017. :)

    Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you had a good trip!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  40. It looks like you had a wonderful time and charming visit with friends who also enjoy tea time...beautiful. Happy week~

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  41. It is so nice to relive the trip through your blog. Thank you!
    Sips and Smile,
    Teresa

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  42. Judith, I don't know how I missed this post, but I'm glad I found it today from your sidebar! How fun! Now I have to look for your Mackinac Island post as it's been far too long since I last visited there. Thought of you Canadian bloggers last week when I posted French Canadian Meat Pie.

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