Well, I did a bad thing and somehow managed to let my subscription to Tea Time expire, but mercifully, the new issue landed at Barnes & Noble the other day so I could get my fall tea fix. If you've got yours yet, do you just adore those teawares on the cover as much as I do? It's Wedgwood Tonquin Ruby china, and I can't imagine a prettier service for fall.
But a more humble teapot featured in this issue, the Brown Betty, is one I actually own. The headline of this article calls it "plain but reliable." Those aren't bad character qualities, for a teapot or a person, if you think about it! (The older I get, the more I'll take "plain and reliable" over "flashy but flaky" any day.)
And I must tell you I am ready to get my fall baking on, and I found this Savory Pear-Onion Compote in Puff Pastry Baskets just adorable—and so different. There's also a recipe for Chai Scones, and now I'm asking myself, "Self, why have you never made scones with chai in them before?" Lots of fun stuff in this issue of Tea Time. Have you got yours yet?