The castle gardens at the castle in Spiez, Switzerland. These are pansies and I took this picture especially for my friend Carole, who loves pansies.
Did you know that not only do we have a tea estate in South Carolina that regularly produces and sells tea, but there is one in Hawaii as well?
'Tis true. Go to www.maunakeatea.com and discover it for yourself. I haven't tried any of their teas, but I have heard positive things about them from other bloggers.
I saw an ad for an innovative "tea bag". I am not sure what to call it. Premeasured tea in a longish cylindrical sack comes enclosed in a cardboard tube that you peel off, leaving a small handle. You put the sac in your cup and proceed as with a tea bag. I don't know if they are on the market yet, this was an ad in a trade journal. There are many tea infusers that are creative, but you really need to wonder if they work or are just a "gotcha" for the market, gone with the first try out.
A week from today is the big moving event and I finally feel like we are going to make it. I am so very happy I won't have to do this again.