Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Joyful Teasday~

One of the Tea rooms

This Teasday, I wanted to show you that every inch of the Ivy Leaf Tea Parlor is a wonderfully beautiful place. It has a special quality to it that you need to see to really appreciate. I think it is Crestview's hidden diamond and my job is to expose it. When people walk through those doors, they are warmed by the atmosphere of beautifully displayed antiques, china, and tea accessories with the smell of freshly baked goods in the air. Relaxing music is always playing. The house itself with it's original wooden floors and unique character just add to the special place that it is as a tea parlor. Even the hallway with it's lit grapevine drapped with grapes and ivy welcome you and add to the overall experience. Even if you can't make it to the Ivy Leaf in person due to distance, you can still enjoy the wonderful teas by mail. Visit our etsy shop for a list of available teas. Please email a request if you do not see the tea you would like.

Our Teasday trivia winner from last week is Gabrielle!! Congrats! I'll be sending you Strawberry Sensation. I'm sure you will love it. It's wonderful hot or cold. The correct answer was (B) on your seat.

The trivia for next week is:

What type of tea leaf ruins the tea?

O.k. I have a wonderful Turkey and Avocado Tea sandwich recipe for you to try. Here it is~

1/2 cup light mayo

1/4 cup roasted red peppers

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. salt

24 pieces thin wheat bread, crusts removed

2 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced

1 (4-oz) container alfalfa sprouts

12 Slices Provolone

1/2 pound deli sliced turkey

3 avocados, peeled and thinly sliced

1. In the work bowl of a food processor, combine mayo, roasted red peppers, garlic powder, and salt; blend for 1 minute.

2. Spread mixture on 12 slices of bread. Evenly layer tomato, sprouts, provolone, turkey, and avocado on prepared bread. Top each with another bread slice; cut sandwiches diagonally.

Enjoy your week everyone!




Anonymous said...

The question this week in mind boggling!! I have NO idea, how about a tea leaf that has not matured?

Jillian A.

LaundryBasketCase said...

Hi Lori, the tea parlor is beautiful, I wish I could visit it for real! I especially love the orange tea pot, it's such a happy tea pot :)
I love the music you play on the blog, the music from the Pride & Prejudice movie is my favourite - we had it playing at our wedding, and it inspired me to learn to play the piano.
This week's trivia has me baffled...