The September/October issue of Tea Time Magazine highlights Michigan's tea rooms, over half of which we have visited and written about in The Examiner. As part of this Michigan focus, The Detroit Tea Examiner, was excited to be included in this issue which features some of my favorite tea rooms of my home state.
Eight tea venues make up a the magazine's "Leaf Peeping and Steeping in the Great Lakes State" article including TeaHaus, Royal Park Hotel, Tranquilitea and The Townsend Hotel, the latter of which I recently presented a tea etiquette program. I feel honored to be included in this edition of Tea Time with my fellow Michiganders in one of the magazine's regular features, 'The Tea Diaries', where tea enthusiasts share personal tea stories.
Writing a column devoted to tea allows me to write not only about Michigan tea rooms and events, but also about other tea places and people I meet in my travels throughout the country and abroad. Last year, I had a serendipitous meeting with another tea author who lives in Colorado and our connection was made through Tea Time Magazine.
Last year, when I was planning a trip to Denver, I looked to Tea Time Magazine's March/April issue for inspiration. This edition highlighted historic places in the western United States to have tea and included the Molly Brown House, located in the mile-high city and home to one of the most famous survivors of the Titanic. After a little more internet research, I found local resident and author of 'Tea on the Titanic' was going to be the guest speaker at an upcoming afternoon tea at this historic home.
Unfortunately, the afternoon tea was on the day my flight was scheduled back to Detroit. I sent an email to Penelope Carlevato to see if I could interview her and maybe meet up for a cup of tea. Beyond my expectations, this lovely lady not only agreed to meet me, she invited me to her beautiful home and treated me to a full afternoon tea.
This is the experience I wrote about that is now part of the most recent edition of Tea Time.This magazine has introduced me to some amazing tea experiences out of my backyard and I hope this issue featuring Michigan tea rooms does the same for other readers who may not be familiar with all the wonderful tea rooms located in this great, Great Lakes State.