For over twelve years I had the privilege of owning and operating The Pickwick Society Tea Room in Frankfort Illinois. My love of tea began as a young child around the dining room table at my Aunt Lorraineā€™s home. She served tea every Sunday at 3pm and everyone was welcome. Sharing that love of all things tea became a way of life and I still love a quiet tea party with friends and family.
Today, I am a former school teacher, retired tearoom owner, antiques dealer and Yiayia (grandma) to 2 rambunctious boys. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, gardening and sharing my time with friends. Since retiring, I often get asked my opinion on tea related things and am quite pleased to share my experiences and expertise. I hope you enjoy my ramblings on tea related topics.