The title of this blog is a punctuation fanatic’s nightmare. Even owning the book and day-per-page tear off calendar of Eats Shoots and Leaves, I’m still never quite sure if I’m applying apostrophes correctly.
It’s a big day in the land of tea lovers, and especially those of us who are dedicated lovers of Earl Grey tea!! HOORAY FOR TEA!!! HOORAY FOR EARL GREY!!! And HOOTS AND HOLLERS OF JOY for Cally:
As I sit here and enjoy my steamy mug of Earl Grey, I must pay homage to Cally’s Teas. Cally’s is just a block from where I live (at the moment, Cally expects she will be moving this year – stay tuned), and is a delightful treasure trove of tea and tea things:
There are also yummy edibles, such as Duchy Originals. I like to think Prince Charles has a hand in making each batch of biscuits, but I’m sure he is too busy running about with Camila and then stopping to have tea and biscuits on a plaid wool blanket, sitting on a hill with a sweeping vista of the Yorkshire Dales, instead of baking my biscuits. Regardless, this man is involved and makes a delicious product that also supports his charities. I’m a big fan of the Cheese Nibble, which is a savoury biscuit, but today we discovered the Toffee Biscuits Dipped in Milk Chocolate. I’d post a picture, but then you’d know what to look for, thus buying my supply. I can’t allow this to happen.
There are other non-tea things at Cally’s, and these are charming, whimsical and fun to find, like this Miso Pretty soap. Adorable!
To celebrate Earl Grey’s birthday today, Cally’s shop had tasty cucumber sandwiches and lovely shortbread cookies, cut in the shape of tea pots, flavoured with Earl Grey Tea. They were delicious.
When visiting Cally’s do yourself a favour, and go when you have the time to stop and chit-chat. Cally and her staff are social and friendly, will serve you a piping hot cup of tea, and your purchases are always wrapped (without needing to ask) in pretty, seasonally appropriate coloured tissue and bags, which recycle beautifully when gift giving.