Monday, 4 July 2011

A Take on Tea

Just had to visit the Whittards tea shop on The Strand
to purchase a number of different speciality teas before driving home after a full day walking in the city






I loved the broad striped teapots but already having enough teapots
I bought some striped mugs instead





Some 400 plus holiday photos to come
Not all at once though!

18 comments:

Cheri said...

Loved your post! Cheri

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

That was fun, thanks for letting us visit the tea shop with you. I enjoyed taking a close look at all the ceramics and picking out favorites. The striped pots and mugs you mention are very handsome. I love the colors. But my personal favorites are in the last photo, the blue and white teapot and mugs, I think. The Campbell's shortbread tins are calling my name too!

Terri said...

Don't try to scare us with your 400 photos to come... that's exactly why we tune in!!!! Love your tea shoppe. Wish we could be there!

Drottning M said...

oh I love your pictures!!! thank you for sharing that special english feeling!!!


hugs and kisses from Sweden!!!!

Deanna said...

Dear Barb.
Enjoyed your post today. It would be wonderful to tour this shop in person. The open teacups with the different teas would be so handy for people like me.

This past week-end I was in Lawrence, Kansas where they sell English foods, teas, gift items, etc.

Thought of you!
God bless,
d

Lorrie said...

Look at all those delicious teas lined up in their tins. And the mugs. And teapots. This would be a shop I'd enjoy browsing in.

elizabeth said...

I am dull beyond dull and stick to PG TIPS, but really love the idea of lots of varieties to choose from.
I was a bit discouraged at Heathrow to note that many of the
souvenirs of Britain/England were MADE IN CHINA!

This looks a super gift shop.

Willow said...

What a great visit to the tea shop. I loved the photo of the teacups filled with dry tea leaves. I'm sure it was a visual and sensual feast. I remember passing the shop but we didn't pop in, just gazed at the goodies in the shop window.

nikkipolani said...

It's hard to resist pretty tea things, but you did admirably with only some mugs!

Michael said...

We must be on the same wavelength as you posted about two things most at the forefront of my mind - 1. I'm out of my favorite tea (Lapsang Suchong) and 2. I need a new teapot.

Tomorrow, both of these "issues" will be dealt with in one fell swoop. Thank you for the lovely post.

Annie said...

Hi Barbara. What a great shop. Your pictures are so enticing. Would love to visit there.

Trisha said...

Oh Barbara, I love that store. Never saw anything like it around here. It would be hard for me to leave without one of the beautiful teapots, and some specialty teas.
Thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed day.

Jenny Woolf said...

I love to see the caddies arranged in rows. Nice pictures!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I sure wish we had tea shops on this side of the pond. I also love different flavors of herbal teas but even they are hard to find. I could order them online but the shipping is outrageous.

Diane said...

You have a lovely blog. I visited London in the spring of 2008 and had an amazing time. I will be back.

Cheers from Canada.

loveithandmade said...

Great photos. What a cute little shop to stroll through.

Lori Zehr said...

Tea sounds good!

Mmm said...

i love stores like that. none here I;m afraid to say. Of course not.