This week there was plenty on the tea-time agenda! One morning I attended a talk by a British woman who now lives in my town. She told about her own childhood in a tiny little English village and then launched into interesting bits about the history of tea in the western world. It was very enjoyable and we all got to try some of her homemade scones, conserves, and tea loaf. She also provided good English breakfast tea.
As we were celebrating a birthday, there were presents. Check out this massive tin of Ceylon tea that was received by our hostess! I think I'm going to have to go get my own tin and try this!!!
At these gatherings we always get to enjoy Lithuanian rye bread and farmer's cheese. It is so delicious. A new thing to try this time was Lithuania's favorite soda. I was told it would taste like rye bread soaked in sugar water with fizz. Exactly! It actually paired nicely with the food on my plate!
And we had to have cake for the birthday lady!
And then there was our Mother's Day tea! I did manage to get a decent picture of the kids and myself!!!
There were 15 around the table at lunch and we made the middle stack of goodies completely gluten free!
We had four different teas going on the table (plus coffee for those who just can't tolerate much tea).
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