International Tea Day – The Beginning

May 21, 2020 is the first observance of the International Tea Day: Harnessing benefits for all from field to cup. Tea is always a celebration for me for it connects me to friendships, places, events and great conversations. I am thrilled to be celebrating the first International Tea Day. I love beginnings! This is a…

Celebrating Tea

April 21, 2020, is Britain’s fifth annual National Tea Day. It is a celebration that I have every day, along with millions of tea drinkers across the globe. According to Statista.com, “in 2018, global consumption of tea amounted to about 273 billion liters and is forecasted to reach to 297 billion liters by 2021” The…

Cookbooks & Drinking Tea

Everyone seems to be in some stage of de-cluttering, down-sizing, and reorganizing these days.  I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions for many reasons, not only because those imposing promises made to myself on January 1st seem to lose vigour around January 15th.  I find that the first two weeks of January are best…

Cream Tea & Other Things

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.”  Sydney Smith, A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith   Those who follow LadyBudd, know that this past summer I took few weeks to go on an adventure with my family.  It…