I don't know that there is much to say about English Breakfast Tea. It's a classic. Everyone loves it, right? I didn't become a serious tea-drinker until my first summer studying in London in my late teens. Each morning, I would join my fellow Shakespeare students in the breakfast room and a server would rush over with a hot pot of English Breakfast and a little caddy of toast. It became such a ritual, that to this day (over a decade later), I have trouble getting on with my day if I don't start it off with a cup of black tea. This particular English Breakfast, from Harney and Sons, is inspired by the same tea that the British began drinking regularly in the early 1800's- it's a Chinese black tea that is best enjoyed with a tiny bit of sugar and creamer.
I was delighted when the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living featured arrangements of greenery on the cover! I've been mixing greens in my home, sans florals, for many years now. They aren't right for every occasion, but when I want some nature in my home (which is all the time), and I don't have the time to tend to fresh-cut flowers (they should be re-cut and the water changed out every single day!), I throw some pretty greens in a vase! They'll dry out if left unattended, but often look pretty even as they die/dry, and you can usually find a variety of greens to clip from your own yard if you don't have time to go purchase more unusual varieties (such as those shown above, or in MSL!). Not to mention, green is my favorite color. So sometimes, for my home, I just stick with greenery!
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