"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tea at Chariteas...again (:

This past weekend we had a wonderful young family friend visiting from CA to participate in some of the pre-wedding festivities for my youngest daughter.  Monday around lunchtime, we drove out toward Mt. Hood and had tea at Chariteas in Sandy before dashing to the airport to get our family friend to her homebound flight.  As you can see, some of our party enjoyed modeling a few of Charitea's hats.

Do you like tea?  If so, what is your favorite flavor?  Currently I am enamored with PG tips decaffeinated tea.   xxx from Gracie


  1. What a lovely bunch you are! Nice photos. I ran errands all day to get ready for our departure on Thursday. See you soon! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What fun! I love PGTips!!
    XO Kris

  3. I knew I recognized that view of Mt. Hood! It was a daily view for me growing up in Portland. My fave tea? Earl Grey! Today I drank some Earl Grey tea I bought from my local tea company, All Things Tea, http://tealiteful.com/. When I'm in the mood for PG Tips, I can pick some up at the British shop in Ventura.
    Re: LA freeways. I'm not a fan myself and the longer I live away from LA, the less I enjoy navigating the freeways.

  4. Love tea! I have a few Im particularly fond of - Yorkshire Tea, a good old strong British cuppa. Then Liptons Apple and Cinnamon - very comforting on a cold day, or refreshing in the warmer weather. And Ghazala tea, very strong and black, from the Middle East.

    PG Tips are a favourite at work! I have a cute knitted PG Tips monkey on my desk, and a Union Jack tin with sewing bits in, both given away free over the past couple of years with PG Tips.

    Have a great day, enjoy your cuppa tea!


  5. Gracie~
    Love the hats! Sometimes I wish we wore hats here more often like they do in England.
    My favorite tea? I tend to like fruity ones but also enjoy green tea.
    Ah---Mt. Hood, almost went there this past weekend:)

  6. Hello Gracie what lovely photographs and I love the hats. Reminds me of buying our hats and outfits for my sons weddings. Lovely memories.
    We usually have PG tips tea and I have a deaffinated cup at bedtime. I do enjoy coffee but tea is my favourite. I also enjoy some fruit teas. Love Anne x

  7. Oooh I love those hats, they all look wonderful! I love tea...mainly green tea, Earl Grey tea and peppermint tea. I can't function without a cup of tea!

  8. Sounds like a fun place to visit. I've been drinking a lot of decaf green tea in the afternoons with the cooler weather. But plain ole Lipton black tea is my favorite. :-)

  9. So fun!!!! Right now I am into white tea in the morning...yum!@
    Hugs to you sweet Gracie,

  10. I loved taking my daughters to "tea" when they were little. I am in love with Red Bush (Rooibus) tea. I started drinking it after reading Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books. It's delicious.


  11. Earl Grey tea is what this weeks flavor is.

  12. I love cups of tea.....just ordinary tea most of the time like PG tips but for afternoon tea I love earl grey. I like the elegant hats in your pictures, Gracie!
    Helen x

  13. I am an avid tea drinker Gracie!

    PG Tips pyramids are my favoutie. Very strong, little milk, no sugar! Perfic!


  14. Looks like a fun place! I love PG tips too!
    XO KRis

  15. Those hats are gorgeous! Chariteas looks like a great place. We drink tons of tea at our house. My husband brings me a cuppa in bed on many mornings, as his dear mother always did when we stayed at her house. We drink loose-leaf Yorkshire tea, a spoon per person plus one for the post. Milk in last, although I have heard there are scientific reasons why the milk should go in first. We believe in the saying "Where there is tea there is hope".

    Thanks for the Mt. Hood shot as well!

  16. Assam loose leaf the black tea we use. Vervain my favourite herb tea.

    Great to meet blogging friends.


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