30 Minutes in the Life: June 2018

Growing up with an English grandmother living in our home, the ritual of tea drinking was a common place occurrence.  We did not drink coffee very often.  Moving to the USA, I quickly changed to drinking coffee but over the past few years I have reverted back to drinking tea.

Recently my immediate supervisor at work retired, and the ladies in her leadership team decided to take her to the Serenity Tea House for her farewell.  Nestled in among the old houses of West Palm Beach, Serenity Tea House is an interestingly charming place to visit.  Each room is made up of typically English style decor, with knick knacks and tea sets laid out among many rooms.

While everyone was chatting and waiting on the pre-ordered menu of high tea, I took the opportunity to go for a quick walk around the house.  Obviously there were other guests besides our group so I tried to not get people in the images or to disturb their experience at this beautiful tea house.

The high tea started out with a tomato bisque soup and then the tower of food.  We had two different pots of tea and I was able to order one of my favorites vanilla tea.  That reminded me of my dear friend Gavin who has now passed away.  I would go to visit and he would only share his vanilla tea with me.  Said I was one of the few who really appreciated.  I sure did.

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If you have not visited a traditional English tea house I would certainly encourage you to do so.  Pricier than a coffee shop, the experience is always worth the little extra you may pay.

Thank you for joining me for this month’s 30 Minutes in Life.  For the rest of the blog group, please take time to visit my friend and fellow blogger Sarah  of Sarah Keene Photography .and see what she has for you this month.   Keep following the circle of photographers to see what the other photographers, from the US and around the world,  have shared this month. Don’t forget to leave a little love on their pages.

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8 Comments on “30 Minutes in the Life: June 2018

  1. Looks like a wonderful place for tea! So much character – loved what you captured, Sharleen. After marrying a Brit and living in the UK, I’m definitely a tea drinker now. Coffee happens more socially for me or the occasional 10am cappuccino and snack. 😉

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  2. Sharleen, these are wonderful! This actually reminds me of a place we visited in Scotland last year! I adore vintage teacups and actually have a collection from my grandmother. These here are gorgeous. Looks like a wonderful time!

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    • We did Sarah – It was a special and a little emotional kind of time. But my boss felt loved and treated by her ladies.

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  3. Looks like such a lovely outing and place to enjoy tea! I switch between coffee and tea, I am also married to a Brit (like Liz) and we lots of tea drinking in our house! My husband trades 5 cups of tea for a dollar with my 7yr old 🙂
    We drink it very strong with milk.

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    • Thank you Lea. I drink Red (Rooibos) tea most of the time but like Vanilla tea as well. I do have milk as well but not as strong as you may have it.

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