Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A guest blogger reports from Epcot!

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: What you readers have to say is very often more interesting than anything I have to say, and that was definitely the case when my “Tea With Friends” friend Ginger Cato of North Carolina e-mailed me about her recent trip to Walt Disney World’s Epcot. Her husband was there for a conference, so she and her son “tagged along,” she said, and wait until you see her gorgeous photos! With her kind permission, I’m going to just get out of the way and let her tell you about her trip:

“The Flower and Garden Festival was going on and it's always
nice to look at. I don't know if you are familiar with Epcot or not.
In the UK pavilion Twinings has a tea shop. They sell loose and
boxed teas (some that you can only get in the UK), a few Twinings logo
pieces (tea pots, cups, etc.) and a small amount of china. Behind the
tea shop is a garden. During the Flower and Garden Festival they
always do a special display. This year it was teas in cute tea cup
planters. I thought you might like to see my pictures.”

Ginger continues, “Also take a look at the cute Flower and Garden Festival mug shaped like a flower pot. I love the butterflies on it. I met the artist that painted them and got her to autograph my mug.”

“I also bought myself a tea for one set featuring Alice in Wonderland. I bought some Alice in Wonderland tea in Matter Hatter flavor. It's a loose black tea with flowers and fruit in it.”

(Angela again. I haven't been to Disney in more than a decade, but seeing all these great photos sure makes me want to visit during the Flower and Garden Festival. Thanks so much for sharing, Ginger!)


  1. How cool is that! I love the Alice in Wonderland teapot.

  2. Ginger, your photos of the Festival are great. I love the Mrs. Potts topiary and the giant cup and saucer planters.

    I enjoy visiting the Twinings Tea Shop and also the Rose and Crown Pub across the road. You made some lovely purchases. I do like your autographed mug.

    Now I really want to visit Epcot during the Festival sometime. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks Ginger and Angela for sharing these fun and colorful pictures. It really DOES make you want to visit.

  4. I'm so glad you all liked my photos. And I'm very honored to be Angela's guest blogger.

    parTea lady, we too like the Rose and Crown. Sounds like you might visit WDW often? Have you ever been during the Food and Wine Festival? That's another fun time to visit Epcot.

  5. Thank you, Ginger, for the fantastic guest blogging! How much FUN to discover these things!

  6. Angela--I love the huge teapots with the herbs---very cleaver idea and I love the topiaries! Thanks for sharing---

  7. I never knew! That was so much fun, thanks for sharing with us too!

  8. I loved the teacup planters! Bravo to Ginger for sharing the fun.

  9. Great report and great photos: Angela and Ginger, Thank you both for this feature: I want to go right now! This would be a nice trip and I will add it to my 'to do' list. Thank you, Joanie

  10. These are great! I was at Epcot as the finishing touches were being put on the topiaries and for the unveiling! I was thinking about posting tomorrow in honor of Steph's color of the week. I'll just go with plan B now. :)

    I still get a big smile on my face when I look at these photos! It's nice to connect with others who were there too!