Saturday, July 15, 2017

A Simple Summertime Tea for One

Sometimes, pleasure can be found in the simplest of things.  A tiny mason jar full of pretty little blooms freshly picked from the garden.

Aren't these sweet?

A cheerful little teapot with flowers indicative of the beauty of Summer...

paired with a beautiful cup of freshly brewed lavender tea.

I love the subtle gilding on the rim of the cup and top of the teapot.  So delicate.  The two are from different makers, but they play quite nicely together.  ;-)

To make Lavender tea, simply steep culinary lavender in a tea infuser.  It can be done in the pot or cup.  I enjoy the tea with a splash of lemon, and a tiny bit of honey and sugar.

The lavender tea was steeped in this darling little teapot infuser.  So cute!

The tea was quite lovely with a slice of my Nue Gâteau au Citron avec Infusion des Raisins Blancs, set here on a miniature fluted cake plate.

If you would like to view the recipe for my Nue Gâteau au Citron avec Infusion des Raisins Blancs (Naked Lemon Cake with White Grape Infusion), you may do so by visiting the post on my blog Parsimonious Pabulum by clicking here.

These light flavors are delicate and just right for a warm Summer day.

I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful weather!

Until next we meet...

From my collection:

Floral teapot, Sadler for Royal Windsor, Duchess Pattern; local antique
Mini cake plate, Ralph Lauren Pavilion
Coffee/tea mug, Royal Heritage England no. 8; local antique
Stainless Steel Teapot tea Infuser, Cost Plus World Market
Mini fork and teaspoon, Grace's TeaWare
Crochet topper, Local antique

If you are a tea enthusiast like I am, please join me and other lovely bloggers at Bernideen's Tea Time Cottage and Garden for a blog hop in honor of Afternoon Tea Week.  The Celebration will begin on August 16, and we would love to see you there!

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  1. How wonderful post!Gorgeous teapot!Your cake looks delicious!

  2. And here's that wonderful cake too! I love the teapot and recognize it as one I used to carry years back in my Colorado shop. I recall cups and saucers too that all came assorted. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Bernideen...I really like this pattern too, which is atypical for me, because I usually prefer blue and white. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. What a beautiful summer tea! I'm admiring your pretty teapot--Sadler is one of my favourite teapot makers.

    1. Thank you, Margie! I enjoy them as well; I especially like the scalloped detail. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Perfect for summer! Love the teapot...a popular design made by a lot of folks besides Sadler, so easy to find go-with. The cake sounds delicious and so pretty! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea

  5. I have a serious crush on that tea pot, its beautiful!

  6. Beautiful teapot and the cup is quite lovely.

  7. Looks so pretty and delicious!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I can't believe the tea cup and tea pot aren't from the same pattern! They look perfect together! I, too, love fresh blooms from the garden in simple jars:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

    1. Thank you so much, Kathleen, and thank you for hosting!

  9. A beautiful afternoon tea. That Sadler teapot is beautiful and the cake looks so delicious!. Thelma

  10. I love how you have settings for one. It makes one slow down and enjoy life, taking a breather, which is always good

    1. We all need a respite from time to time. ;)
      Thank you for popping in!