Wednesday, November 11, 2015

A November Chrysanthemum tea

Its been awhile since I have done a "real" tea party with my china, so I thought it was time for the flower of the month tea I've had planned for awhile--a chrysanthemum tea!

One of my local grocery stores (Wegmans) has a long and wonderful tea aisle, including tins full of loose leaf teas that are self service.  In that way, you can get just enough to try something new...including my find a couple of months ago of chrysanthemum tea!

The tin was full of dried whole chrysanthemum flowers, that made for a lovely tea as soon as I added hot water to my small glass teapot.

This tea is very mild and is caffeine free.  I enjoyed it with a bit of sugar (ok, two whole lumps), but I just had to put some milk on the tray too so I could use my new glass creamer and sugar set even though the tea doesn't need milk.

I really like the art deco look of this set.
Little petals drift on the top of the light yellow tea after I poured it into my cup.
I'm enjoying tea in my Royal Crown Derby demitasse set, a gift from my sister, who knew that I had been looking for one of these Imari sets for my collection. 
What better snack to go with a November tea than pumpkin, like this pumpkin mini-bundt cake?
Thanks for stopping by!  I'm joining the tea parties below:
  Sandi's No Place Like Home


  1. Hi Carrie,
    What a pretty tea! Watching the flowers unfold must be a lovely sight. I have one little glass teapot but I really don't use it. I love your Royal Crown Derby set from your thoughtful sister. It is such an attractive pattern. I have one Imari set and I must bring it out one of these days. Your little bundt cake is just right. Thank you so much for joining me today and enjoy the rest of your week.

    Autumn blessings,

  2. I live those flower teas. They are so pretty. Love your beautiful teacup trio too....Christine

  3. Elegant and perfect. Regards from Loredana, Peroj, Croatia.

  4. I'm not usually a fan of floral teas, but I do enjoy seeing them bloom in clear teapots, plus they make pretty centerpieces!. Love the vibrant colours of your Royal Crown Derby tea set. Your sister knows you so well!


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