Friday, November 16, 2012

Four O'Clock

Four O’Clock….most afternoons

Isn’t it just wonderful to look forward to a special time each day to know that you will enjoy a cup of tea and maybe a treat to go with it!    Sometimes to be enjoyed while watching the hummingbirds. There are hummingbirds year round in my gardens and sometimes I even find a nest with baby hummingbirds in the yard.  I love to watch them come up to drink from the fountains.  They seem quite fond of the Hibiscus flowers.  
Isn't the bird foot handle on this antique cup that we will enjoy our tea in today special? 

I love chocolate and can’t even imagine not loving it.  That said, I love anything lemon too.   Especially my homemade French Lemon Tart. 

Today the little plum teapot is brewing a pot of Harney’s Satishpur Broken Assam tea.  According to Harney’s it is a garden we rarely see since most of the production goes to Japan.  Satishpur is located in northeastern Assam.  It is an intense tea with dark honey and malt flavors.  I’ve grown to like it a lot. 

Godiva’s Pineapple Hummingbird Cake Truffle by Duff Goldman seemed the perfect thing to enjoy with it along with some extra sour lemon drops. 

“A lemon drop.  They’re a kind of Muggle sweet I’m rather fond of.” 
J. K. Rowling


samovar said...

Martha, love this post! Do you know Alexandra Stoddard's Tea celebrations?

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

What a lovely post - the truffle cake looks delicious...and the flowers brilliant color is stunning!! I am starved for "spring/summer" colors!! The lemon drops bring back so many dad was a salesman on the road a couple days a week...he'd always bring back lemon drops! Thanks for sharing!!

The Teaist said...

Ah, such is the power of (tea) rituals. Haven't particularly taken to Assam myself - tend to go for Ceylons and Darjeelings or China black teas (Keemun) when drinking black so I need to open my mind a bit more. Any recommendations? :)

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful teatime and I would love to be there, but will be in spirit at four o'clock

Marilyn said...

This tea does sound just delicious and one I have not had. Thanks for the share. Oh and lemon anything with tea is totally delightful. I do believe yellow hibiscus flowers are just beautiful. I have not seen them often, but have been enchanted to capture such beauties in my camera.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

That Satispur tea sounds like something I would like. How can you not like an assam?