Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bonjour Paris!

Ahhh….Paris! One of my favourite cities on this planet. So beautiful, even in black and white photos taken on a rainy day. One day, I shall return. In the meantime, I experienced a bit of Paris right at home.

My good friend Carol, a fellow Tea Sommelier, hosted another one of her wonderful tea events held in yet another unique place. This time, guests were invited to an old bookstore called Acadia Art & Rare Books. The theme of this gathering was The Art of Conversation & Parisian Afternoon Tea. Books, tea, and interesting conversation? My favourite! They just seem to go together.

Macaron, oh my!

The talented Carol created a selection of lovely treats to go along with a raspberry flavoured iced-tea and a Sri Lankan black tea that was so delicate, it did not require any milk or sugar. The sweet offerings included:
  • French Macarons
  • Shortbread Cookies
  • Berry Trifle
  • Japanese Cake
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Chocolate Cones with sugared flowers and sushi rice
It was a sugar hit and one definitely not for dieters! One of the guests even brought jars of her own locally made honey for sale. 

Truffle delish!

The talks going on were a learning experience for all. Opinions, ideas, and recipes of all sorts were easily being told and shared. There was even some chatter among a few about the possibility of working together and launching various tea businesses. 

Tea and books!

Carol’s events are always a delight and I look forward to attending them whenever they are being held. Do swing by her website, The Love of Tea, for other happenings and to purchase any of the teas she sells. Au revoir!

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