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 Lorraine’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.