12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...




A Package of Fine Loose Tea

On the second day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

 Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the third day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the fourth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

 Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the fifth day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me...


Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the sixth day of Christmas,

my true love sent to me...


Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea


On the seventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the eighth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Eight Candles burning,
Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the ninth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Nine Curds of Lemon,
Eight Candles Burning,
Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea




On the tenth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Ten Teatime Cookbooks,
Nine Curds of Lemon,
Eight Candles Burning,
Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Eleven pretty teacups,
Ten Teatime Cookbooks,
Nine Curds of Lemon,
Eight Candles Burning,
Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea



On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my true love sent to me...

Twelve Friends a-coming,
Eleven pretty teacups,
Ten Teatime Cookbooks,
Nine Curds of Lemon,
Eight Candles Burning,
Seven Steaming Teapots,
Six Tea-pot Drippers,
Five Tea Cozies,
Four Silver Teaspoons,
Three Scone Mixes,
Two Jars of Jelly,
And A Package of Fine Loose Tea


Christmas Banana Bread Recipe

Christmas Banana Bread
~Teatime with Miss Spenser's Vol. 1~



1 Stick of Butter
1 C Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten well
2 C Flour
1 tsp. Soda
3 TBSP Sour Milk*
3 Bananas, mashed
1/3 C Chocolate Chips
1/3 C Marchino Cherries, chopped
1/4 C Green Candied Cherries, chopped
1/4 C Pecans, chopped


Glaze: 1 C Powdered Sugar and just enough Cherry Juice to make a glaze.


Beat the softened butter with sugar; add eggs, beat until creamy.
Stir in dry ingredients, alternating with milk to sugar mixture. Add bananas, blend slightly until moistened. Add chips, cherries, and
nuts, stirring gently to incorporate. Pour into greased loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes, or until wooden pick comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes; pour glaze on top; let cool 20 minutes, remove from pan...makes 1 large loaf. Delicious.


Baking tips:
*Sour Milk: To make sour milk; and 2 drops of vinegar to regular milk; let stand 5 to 10 minutes until it thickens.



Also...After 50 minutes baking time, if it needs more time, reduce heat to 325 degrees so outer bread does not get too brown...continue baking for 5 additional minutes at a time until toothpick inserted comes clean.

Teapots

Just in Time for Christmas!
A lovely selection of teapots have just arrived! Treat your special Tea-lover to one of our Pots and a Package of Tea!


Romantic Rose Teapot
 50 oz. ~ $42


TeaPot Duo
Teapot 13oz.~ $25


Christmas Teapot Duo
Teapot 13 oz. ~ $15


Romantic Rose Teacup
$18 each



Butterfly Garden Teapot
32 oz. ~ $30

Teatime with Mrs. Crachit


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Merry Christmas!



We've just finished our last "Teatime with Mrs. Cracthit" Program for the year...



What fun we had!

We Celebrated "Mr. Fizzywig Style" with much
Feasting and Laughter!



Midway we had a visit from Mrs. Crachit,
She shared about the "miraculous" change of
Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge...




The Christmas Carol is a Heart-Warming Tale
 of Love and Redemption...
"Old Scrooge learned to keep Christmas well... and if there is any man alive who posesses that knowledge, I would have to say it is him. And may that truely be said of all of us!"



We hope to see you all again next year in this
wonderful timeless Christmas Tradition!
Merry Christmas and as dear
Tiny Tim would say, "God Bless Us, Everyone!"




Candy Cane Chai

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Do these eyes look a little ornery? Well, they are. After making a pot of Candy Cane Chai the other day, I ran downstairs to grab something, upon my return this little guy was helping himself! As a matter of fact, there were 3 others partaking in the pot, leaving me only a couple of sips!



This delicious tea is a wonderful blend of aromatic spices and fragrant peppermint...it will for sure be a winner in your tea pantry this Holiday. Our first shipment has already sold out, but a second one is due any day...call for yours soon before we are sold out! 641-342-1547.

Celebrating Thanksgiving with His Majesty
by Johnson Brother

Our family enjoyed a very relaxing and peaceful Thanksgiving this past week. We opted to stay at home so we could be well rested and ready for all of our Christmas Teas which are coming up in the next two weeks. Like many of you, we had the usual Thanksgiving fare, the roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce...yummm...but what made our Thanksgiving extra special this year was using our newly acquired vintage dishes, "His Majesty." I was tickled pink this past January when I found this lovely set for 8, and although I had to wait nearly 11 months to use them....it was worth the wait!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

"Over the river
and through the wood
Trot fast, my dapple-gray!
Spring over the groud
Like a hunting hound
For this is Thanksgiving Day."
Lydia Maria Child - 1844


What a happy holiday Thanksgiving is! Family and friends gather around the groaning dining room table for turkey and "all the trimmings" ...tart cranberry sauce, heavenly clouds of creamy mashed potatoes topped with a hunk of melting butter, sweet potatoes bathed in brown sugar and a marshmallow topping, fresh vegetables, a variety of heirloom pies, warm cider and hot tea, Yumm! Enjoy the bounty of blessings with family and friends this year!

Happy Thanksgiving from your friends here at
Miss Spenser's Special-Tea
~An English Tea Room~