Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall is Here & Big Travel Plans

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!

Until then...
Happy Fall, Baking, and Sipping, Lisa


  1. Dearest Lisa,

    Oh, you will enjoy this trip like no other as you're going to TEA HEAVEN! In July of 2007 I've enjoyed my trip to Japan as a chaperone with six students ages 15 and 16. A green tea ceremony was part of it as were numerous tea drinking experiences, also at the home of my host family.
    My husband did visit both, Taiwan and Japan. Maybe for people that 'love' to drink tea, such countries are more inviting? Studying their diminutive china is already a lesson in itself.
    No doubt, you will return bubbling with new ideas and knowledge from the far east!

    Sunny greetings for now, don't know how Georgia will greet you back?


  2. Your trip sounds like so much fun! Travel safely. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures when you get back!

  3. Hi Lisa,
    Do you review teas? My company makes a truly authentic Indian chai from nothing but fair trade ingredients and a third generation recipe from Gujarat, India. Please let me know if you'd be interested in sipping it. Thanks!