Tuesday, March 1, 2011

a cup of sunshine

my tea today is a new one I picked up at my local tea shop

I'm in there about once a month to pick up my
Montana Gold Tea
(which you can order online at everythingtea.net)

the Montana Gold is really for my daughter
(it's a delicious rooibos tea with orange and cinnamon .... she drinks it in the car on the way to school)

but every time I'm in there
I find something tempting for me

I don't succumb to the chotchkas
(although I would like to get an owl someday)

but I do love to bring home a new tea to try

and on rainy days such as these I need something full of sunshine

what are you having today?

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What is Tea on Tuesday?
... click on the tab by that name at the top of the page to find out more.

Today I am experimenting with "Mr. Linky"
I usually have a blog list and may go back to doing it that way,
but I thought we could try something a little different today ....

... but, please leave a comment even if you don't do the Mr. Linky thing


Fiona said...

Hi Kimmie,

I read your post while having my cup of tea!!!
Your pictures are beautiful!!!
.... So many lovely things !!!
Have a nice week!

sukipoet said...

I always drink Kukicha first thing in the morning. I dont drink coffee and Kukicha feels dense and is dark like coffee.

your tea shop is marvelous. i would like to find a small one person two cup teapot some day. most of them feel to large for me.

Steph said...

ooh Kimmie...I LOVE LOVE this shop!!! You can imagine I'll be doing justice to my purse when I'm there....I spy more owls.....oooh love them.....Happy Happy Tea Tuesday dear one....

ooglebloops said...

You have me drooling in my tea!!! LOL The town reflected in the window looks so inviting also!!!
I am having a giveaway with tea today- please drop by!!

Halle said...

That tea look right up my alley. Love the owl cups. So 1970s...or at least that's what I think of when I see owls.
Have a great day!

Yvonne said...

I love tea rooms. Ours is the Cheery Tree Tea room and I'm having lunch there with a friend today. Happy tea day!

Jill said...

What is a chotchka? I am thinking I need to play tea party with you all soon. I love to visit!

*jean* said...

excellent!! mr. linky, i LOVE mr. linky!!! your photos and post are just delightful...have you considered sending this info to somerset life? it would be perfect...i can get montana gold at my tea source shop..but it's not quite as cute as yours...xo lucky girl...happy tuesday

Wendy said...

Now that is a fun tea shop. Full of whimsy and quirk. I would love an owl tea/coffee cup. Mine are kind of boring for the most part. And just the name alone "Montana Gold" sounds wonderful. I'll have to check out the website. Thanks for the cup of warm and sunny tea :)

The Year of the Cats

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimmie, I love the tea you chose today, citrus has a way of perking up the rainy day blues! I also love the art work in the background, you truly are amazing.... hope that one of those owls flies over to roost in your kitchen. Happy T- Christen

Anonymous said...

Mr Linky is good.
I will say this in my scary demonic voice so that you get the picture:
I want an owl right now

This Mr. Linky thing is good.
I say go with it.

Because life is short, and I like to get right to the wine. err, tea.

voodoo vixen said...

This is my first Tea on Tuesday, so I hope you don't mind.... blame Elizabeth, she nagged... and nagged!!
I like Mr Linky...

~*~Patty S said...

enjoyed your sunshiny tea very much Kimmie

that's a lovely shop to have nearby!


Nancy said...

What a cheery post, I just love your photos :)
I'm late posting, but I got here:)

Unknown said...

This makes me wish I liked tea :) I am a java freak. Sorry. But I love to read about what you are having. This one sounds yummy.

Gayle Price said...

I love the sound of Montana Gold.. I don't normally like, flowery, scented tea but the citrus and the cinnamon sound delicious. I also love the the 'bloom; and 'grow ' disks you have behind your mug. Did you make them ?Happy Tuesday to you.xx

Gayle Price said...

Oh, I did the Mr. Linky thing but I don't really have a Tea On Tuesday post up today, although I do talk a little about Moroccan tea glasses, does that count ?

Anonymous said...

I hope you accept anonymous comments tonight Kimmie. Thanks for adding me today. We have stopped at a friend's place in Kingman, AZ tonight and I wanted to say hi.

Judy said...

The tea shop looks like a tea paradise. We don't have a tea shop in our town. Because it's a university town I think one would do well, but no one has opened one. It would be great to go to a tea tasting.

Lovely pictures.

I hope your Tuesday was a perfect one.

Terri Kahrs said...

How can you resist those darling owls, Kimmie? Too cute for words. Thank you for the tea shop tour -- it's an AMAZING shop!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Ashlyn said...

I'm not sure how to link up but...I'm joining you for Tea Tuesday!! :)