Saturday, November 24, 2012

Stacked Tea     

Mission San Juan Capistrano is a historic landmark and is considered to be the birth place of Orange County.
Visiting this historic Mission is captivating.  I always gaze in amazement at the beauty of the carefully stacked hand-made adobe bricks created so many years ago.   Stacked, these little adobe bricks also remind me of bricks of tea stacked high in some far away land waiting to be shipped. 

Stacking or layering brings many things to mind such as stacking books, layering tablescapes or favorite mini desserts in french verrines.  Do you stack or layer something special?  Please do share. 

Today the little plum teapot  carefully poured  hot water around the glass of *stacked tea* to warm it.   Layers of red tea, black tea and white tea float on top on one another to create a curious adventure in the taking of tea.     


It has taken me many, many hours of experimenting to successfully create my *stacked tea*.    

Enjoy it with Godiva’s creamy coconut filling accented with coconut flakes milk chocolate truffle. 

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow~
Ralph Waldo Emerson




Marilyn said...

I don't often stack of layer anything except blankets on my bed, but I am so impressed with your stacked tea. Planning a stacked tea sandwich for my Christmas tea. Oh the memories of California missions, that is part of my history lessons growing up and ones that I treasure. I would love to visit this mission for sure. Love, love the California missions.

relevanttealeaf said...

Oh my, Martha. How impressive! I remember reading about stacked tea somewhere - did you write about it on ATAA in times past??? It's absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the photos of the mission at San Juan Capistrano too.

Time Traveling in Costume said...

And? What did it taste like?

samovar said...

You never cease to amaze me, and this "stacked tea", you are always an inspiration!!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

How cool is this...I don't know anything about stacking teas...I wish you could come ant each me!! LOVELY

La Tea Dah said...

I second Val's question --- what did it taste like? And how does one go about stacking tea? I would enjoy it if you would share tips for making this beautiful tea.