Wednesday, July 23, 2008

July Tea: Tea and Travels I

It's hard to believe I'm already up to July for my year of blogging about monthly tea parties! This fun blogging idea has indeed challenged me! July slipped away and I'm on biz travel through the end of the month! SO, my July theme is Tea and Travels. My first post is an in-transit tea party at Chicago Midway airport! I had an almost 3-hour layover, and found myself a great little spot for a private tea party.

The DH kindly packed me a tea party to-go early in the morning, and off I went on a big 'ol jet airliner! When I arrived at Midway, this view caught my attention:

And then I found this rocker and these tea party companions!


I settled in, brewed my Blueberry Acai Zhena's Gypsy tea (large-leaf tea sachet)...



And opened my tea party box!



Yumm! I had a cucumber sandwich (with butter and dill), grapes, and a ginger-almond oatcake. A few steps up from airport food!

The next time you travel, give it a try! I had a blast and found it very relaxing in between flights.

10 comments:

Marilyn Miller, the Marmalady said...

It was great to meet you today at the Tea Zone. I always love meeting tea friends face to face.
Thanks for a fun visit.

Steph said...

Thank you, Marilyn! I had a great time, too! I'll blog about our visit soon!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Stephanie! What a neat idea and your dh did a wonderful job ... even a tea-themed napkin. Perfect! Tony leaves on Saturday for a week in London (his son is getting married). I might have to pack him a tea party to-go! I love it!

Rosemary said...

Oh Steph - loved your traveling tea party... and chuckled about your companions! What fun!
Looking forward to your post about your visit with Marilyn. I'm glad you two were able to connect.
Nancy

Frivolitea said...

What a fabulous idea to pack a tea party to go, particularly when faced with the prospects of airport food!

Linda said...

Your DH wins an award for helping out with this one. Jake and Elwood are certainly memorable tea companions. *LOL*

Angela McRae said...

What a marvelous idea! And carried out so very elegantly to boot. This was great fun to read!

crescent said...

Really enjoyed your pictures and description of the tea party to go. Looks great.

Continue to enjoy the trip.

sweetcakes said...

Wow, that's a familiar sight! I can tell you're on the A concourse. Looks like a nice little lunch. Hope you enjoyed the tea!

RHAM said...

It's a good idea to fit a tea party into your schedule no matter where you are! This is exactly what my Red Hat Society sisters and I do! And I do love cucumber sandwiches too!