Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Tea Party in a Box

Tea Party in a Box ~ Express from Paris to The OC
It’s always fun to receive a package, but even more exciting to receive one Express mail with a customs sticker from Paris!  Andrea packed up the little Traveling Teapot with its accumulated belongings so carefully and it has arrived in The OC.  Thank you, Andrea, for your nice note and for the thoughtful gifts that you included for me.
As soon as I opened the box, I knew that I would be enjoying my own Parisian Tea Party!  Opening the canister of Mariage Frères Pleine Lune was an experience in of itself. The aroma of this tea is pure delight, This is very special for me as it brings back wonderful memories of enjoying tea at their shop on the Left Bank in Paris five years ago.
So……. tonight  the *little plum pot* is steeping this lovely Pleine Lune tea to enjoy with Financiers amandes and Tartelettes citron by Bon Maman.  Oh my, the French know how to do things.  These fancy and delicious tea time treats are boxed and they don’t have any calorie counts on the boxes.  What a happy thing!  Pure enjoyment and no guilt!  Thank you, Andrea.
There were some other delightful surprises tucked in too.  Merci ~

“In the French tradition to infuse your day with a moment of luxury and wonder.  Close your eyes and inhale the uplifting aroma that floats from this steaming cup.”


8 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Heavenly! Soooo glad the teapot arrived safely after a very long journey --- and that it was filled with such treasures of delight for you, Martha. Enjoy a great month!

Marilyn said...

Wonderful! Bon! Delightful! How special to receive the plum teapot with such special goodies. I can only imagine the wonderful desserts and tea from the Mariage Freres! Enjoy the continuing adventure of the teapot.

The Teaist said...

Oh my, the teapot went to Paris! And not only that - to Mariages Freres! How can the teapot ever beat an experience like that? I have a wonderful little book from Mariages Freres, "The French Art of Tea". Hope to review it on my blog one day!

Enjoy - what is the tea that you've been sent? Bon apetit!

amherstrose said...

Bienvenu de retour à l'Amérique Petite Théière - Welcome back to America Little Teapot!

Andrea was the perfect hostess while the plum pot was visiting the City of Lights.

Now you will share your home and hospitality with The Traveling Teapot, Martha.

What delights await? I am sure you will have a some wonderful adventures to share with us.

Mary Jane

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

So glad the teapot traveled safely to your home. Enjoy!

Rosemary said...

So happy to know that the traveling teapot survived such a long journey to its newest destination! What a fabulous French tea party in a box! How thoughtful! Have fun, Martha!

Rosemary said...

So happy to know that the traveling teapot survived such a long journey to its newest destination! What a fabulous French tea party in a box! How thoughtful! Have fun, Martha!

samovar said...

yes, my greatest worry was it not arriving in one piece! have a wonderful time with it, I did!