Once in the while I get a crazy idea to have tea somewhere out of the ordinary.
Whitaker Pond is 5 minutes from my house by car.
I wanted to do a tea photo shoot, but decided since I was going to do the work
why not invite a couple friends along for the adventure.
Fortunately my "live-in gardener" will play along.
Wednesday morning I had him take the table and chairs to the pond
and set them up for tea, then I drove my friends there for this surprise.
It was a morning English teatime on the pond.
Do you see the duck in the first picture watching us?
If the sun hadn't been so bright and hot we would have stayed longer;
but it was a lovely time of visiting, sipping tea, and nibbling.
A time to celebrate the outdoors at the end of summer.
We had fruit, pistachios, rice crackers, goat cheese, salami, smoked salmon,
and nori crackers.
Both teas came from Lochan Tea in India.
First we sipped Doke Black Fusion Tippy, Second Flush 2019, Bihar, Hand Made Organic Black Tea;
then Niroulla Summer Smoked, Second Flush 2019, Darjeeling, Naturally Grown Small Grower.
Both were delicious, but we all were surprised at how delicious the Niroulla Summer Smoked
Darjeeling was. We all thoroughly enjoyed this tea and agreed we would love more.
What fun to sit with dear friends and enjoy a good cup of tea.
Being in nature is pure delight for me made more special by sharing with friends.
Create moments of delight,
time to share with dear friends!
HAPPY WEEKEND, dear friends!