I love fall! The only problem with this time of year is that it just isn't long enough. Maybe some of you feel that way too! In the fall in North Georgia, we have wonderful orchards that are brimming with apples. One our family's favorite things to do is go up to the mountains for a hike, go to the apple orchards, and then go to Burt's Pumpkin Farm to pick out our family pumpkin. Fall also means football season at our house. My husband loves to say, "Fall is that magical time of year when Christmas comes every Friday and Saturday night." It doesn't matter where we go though, we always bring hot tea with us!
Autumn is a great time of year to sip on a steaming hot cup of tea and watch the beautiful leaves. This year my featured treat on my website for fall is the Apple Tart Recipe from the France chapter in TheWorld in Your Teacup. It is so easy and a great way to use fruit that is in season.
As you read this blog, I am on my way to the tea fields of Taiwan and Japan. I am so excited to be a part of this tea study trip put on by Thomas Shu. I won't be able to write for a few weeks, but I can't wait to tell you all about it in future blogs. If time allows, I might be able to give small updates!
Lisa Boalt Richardson is the author of the award-winning Tea with a Twist, Entertaining and Cooking with Tea and The World in Your Teacup: Celebrating Tea Traditions Near and Far. She is now working on her third tea book due out by Spring 2014 with Chronicle Books. She travels the country speaking at conferences and special events focusing on her culinary arts and specialty tea expertise. As one of the first 15 in the world to graduate from the Specialty Tea Institute in 2008, Lisa holds the title of “Certified Tea Specialist”. She resides in Atlanta with her husband and two children.