I’m sorry I’ve been quiet here for a bit. But I was sick for close to a week and a half at the end of February/beginning of March…not good times. But I did drink plenty of tea!
So I’m slowly getting back into the blogging. I know I owe everyone a Taking Tea With and I’ll be working on that today in order to have it up to post on Tuesday.
I also am waiting on some tea to review from TeaVivre.
TeaVivre is a group of tea lovers and aficionados from China, Canada and France, who all share a passion for drinking great tea and appreciate the healthy life style it brings. With all of us living in China, we frequently travel through the country visiting China’s tea plantations so we can track down only truly exceptional teas. As a result we are able to bring to you – and us – the absolute highest quality Chinese teas that are, wherever possible, 100% organically grown and produced. – From the TeaVivre website
I’m hoping it will be clearing customs soon and into my cup as soon as it arrives. I’ve received samples from them in the past and they have yet to disappoint in quality and quantity.
I’ve also received a request from Kiss Me Organics to review some matcha. So I’ve got that to come to the blog as well!
PLUS the Troy, NY Whistling Kettle location will be opening on March 21st! Naturally I’m hoping to get in there opening weekend to do a review of the new space! Fingers crossed as I know it’s going to be a popular spot in downtown.
Now that I am finally on the mend I hope to be back to blogging here more. Even if it’s a simple review from something in my tea cabinet.
On the old blog (by the same name) I did this thing called “Taking Tea With _____” and I filled it in usually with fictional folks I enjoy watching on the television. Usually these tea trips were made possible with help by The Doctor and his Blue Box. Sadly these posts have vanished into thin air like a puff of smoke.
Well, all that is about to change. And hopefully they turn out as good as the old ones did.
So stay tuned as my tea taking tales will return sometime this week!
As you can see I’ve been adding things here and there today to the blog. I’m always open to suggestions. There are not links to tea companies I like/have shopped with as well as bloggers I enjoy reading up on. If you know of one I should add please let me know.
I’ve also been reclaiming my tea cabinet today – which now looks like this…
I need to find a place for the serving dishes…
Everything is finally back in one place! My tea heart is again happy. Keep an eye out as I keep adding to the blog and tweaking things here and there too. But now? Tea and lunch!
Of course you do! Why else would you be reading this? Anyway, if you live locally in the “518″ and you like tea then you may be excited to learn that a much loved tea local is opening a second location in Troy, NY!
That’s right kids – The Whistling Kettle is opening a second location in March in downtown Troy! Right on Broadway not far from Monument Square. Even better, more seating, a room for events, and not that far of a drive for those of us familiar with the Ballston Spa location. Which I love, but it’s often a special trip because it take us somewhere close to 45 minutes to get there.
For those not familiar with one of my favorite local tea spots. The Whistling Kettle offers many tasty eats including afternoon tea – soup/salad, sammich, and dessert, plus a pot of your choice of tea! You may also order items individually.
They also have pretty amazing gluten free menu options too. Which for me is equally awesome. They also have quite the vast and varied selection of teas. I never leave without a bag or two of some tea or another. Looking for tea wares? They have you covered there too!
You can visit/shop them on the web by clicking here. Check them out!
So, I’m back! Did you miss me? I thought you might have. I was going to try the whole – one blog two topics, but that wasn’t really working out very well for me…seeing as I NEVER really ended up posting about tea things. Go figure.
So I’m hoping this will become my new “home” for reviewing tea again. Plus I’m bringing back my “Taking Tea With” bits that I used to host on the old tea blog. They were fun and people seemed to enjoy them.
This will of course involve me setting up a schedule again for blogging, but I love schedules and order. Which means it shouldn’t be very difficult at all. Well, at least I hope not!