Trio Royal Albert : Yellow Rosebud
I have a few passions in my life…(she smiles) is it more than a few, when you need both hands and feet to count. The first few on top of the list besides art, food, photography, would have to be old antique roses (you know the ones with their fragrant perfumes, the ones that fill the whole room with their scent, and make you turn,stop, and smell the heart of a rose) china, white linen, the Victoriana Era, crystal, silver, and vintage hats and boxes…ok, the list is long. Back to the point of this new addition to the china section. I was cast under a spell, to a discounted sale of items in a shop…I wanted not to buy, but just couldn’t resist this trio, Royal Albert, Bone China, Old Country Roses, Ruby Collection – Yellow Rosebud, Made in England, which is even rarer these days to find. An hour or maybe two passed and yes, I had a number of new additions to my collections. So this here, is my first time ever on an afternoon tea serenade with Yellow Rosebud.
Royal Albert is completely ‘passionate about florals’.
Royal Albert has been dedicated to English grace, elegance, and romance since Victorian times. The story of Royal Albert stretches back over one hundred years to a small pottery business established by Thomas Wild, in Longton – one of the six towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, “The Potteries”.
Established in 1896, Royal Albert is inspired by everything English- the country garden and England’s national flower, the rose.
One of the most famous Royal Albert patterns is Old Country Roses. Launched in 1962, Old Country Roses was based on an older Royal Albert Pattern called Kings Ransom and continues to be one of the best selling fine bone china patterns in the world – selling more than 150 million pieces since its introduction.
Excerpt from the Royal Albert site.
Petite Baked Banana Cheesecake
These petite Baked Banana Cheesecakes are delicious served warm, with a chai tea latte, a luscious creamy, cinnamon taste. Simply delicious!
Chai (pronounced as a single syllable and rhymes with ‘pie’) is the word for tea in many parts of the world. It is a centuries-old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.
Chai from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world. It is generally made up of:
• rich black tea
• heavy milk
• a combination of various spices
• a sweetener
The spices used vary from region to region and among households in India. The most common are cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and pepper. Indian chai produces a warming, soothing effect, acts as a natural digestive aid and gives one a wonderful sense of well being. It’s difficult to resist a second cup.
Have you tried a chai tea latte?
Try the recipe: 2 individual tea bags + 1 cup milk + 1 cup water + 1/4 cup packed brown sugar + 2 tablespoons french vanilla non-dairy creamer (coffeemate) + 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon + 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice.
I find it easier to place the following ingredients into a coffee plunger or even a drip coffeemaker.Place the teabags, cinnamon, ginger and allspice add the water and brew as usual. Meanwhile in a saucepan combine the milk, brown sugar and creamer, cook and stir on medium heat until sugar has dissolved, pour milk mixture into cup, about half way, pour in tea mixture, sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. 2 servings.
Thank you for joining me, and to all the hosts that I enjoy linking to, for the time YOU take to read and leave comments, you don’t know how much I look forward to them, they put a smile on my face.
Love and Gratitude
Peace begins with a smile – Mother Teresa