Sunday, January 13, 2008

Tea Time at the Troy Museum January 31st

Hello Friends,

This afternoon, I decided on a decaf pumpkin spice tea for a little no-guilt indulgence. With a drip of milk, it's almost as comfor-tea-ing as slice of our favorite holiday pie. So, today while I'm taking care of a few New Year's resolutions, pull up a chair with your special tea-du-jour and join me for this week's tea chat.

This Thursday's Troy Times featured "Barb's TEA Shop" on the front page. Click on the link to get the details for our presentation at the Troy Historical Museum on January 31st. It will be at the Old Troy Church, a choice venue to delve into tea history and tea customs. Hope to see you there.

And while we talk of tea history, we're experiencing a bit of history-in-the-making-time right now here in Michigan. This week is our state's primary elections. BTS wants to be part of this excitement, so watch this blog for it's own unscientific, but certainly tasteful, tea primary poll soon.

Another development on the horizon for Barb's TEA Shop is e-commerce! Watch for an updated website soon. It will be possible to place orders directly on the site as opposed to email and phone orders. Very convenient. Very 2008!

My pumpkin pie tea time is almost over, but my thoughts are still on holiday treats. Next month is Valentine's day and that usually means flowers or chocolates. Nothing wrong with either, but in keeping with our sweet tea substitutes, I suggest Elmwood Inn's strawberry kiwi loose tea prepared with our new heart-shaped tea infusers. The tea's light, fruity aroma, along with it's rose-y color and sassy - but not arrogant - flavor, will make this a Valentine's favorite. My daughter, Rachel, counts this as her preferred herbal tea. We think, you'll agree.

Enjoy your week and we'll see you back here next week!

Tea and Friendship,


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