Spiced Tea & Autumn. “Mmmm.”

With the windmills of my mind on Autumn this week how cute are these mugs from Crate & Barrel, one of my Happiest Places On Earth?

Paired with Halloween Hot Cocoa

… or make your own spiced tea ~

  • 2 cups orange flavored drink mix (e.g. Tang)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup instant tea powder
  • 3/4 cup lemon-flavored instant tea powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. In a large bowl, combine orange drink mix, sugar, tea powder, cinnamon and cloves. Mix well and store in an airtight container.
  2. To serve, put 3 teaspoons of mix in a mug. Stir in 1 cup boiling water. Adjust to taste.

Presentation idea: Put the tea mix in a small cello bag (lollipop pop size would work well) and place it in the mug. Tie the bag with orange and yellow ribbons or raffia and add a cinnamon stick and colorful fall leaf in the ribbon knot to top it off.

“One Lump Or Two?”

High tea.Those two simple words evoke visions of crisp white linens, a bud vase with a single perfect bloom, gleaming silver, the aroma of warm, sweet cream scones accompanied by a pool of ruby hued preserves and fluffy clouds of Devonshire cream.Oh yes, and tea. When the little bundle of joy has arrived.An invitation to a “Sip & See Party”. For those of us who prefer to take tea whilst we oogle.“Thank you, you have been such a lovely hostess…. [Read More]