Sage Blossom Inn Menu - Non-Alcoholic Beverages
"I want a clean cup," interrupted the Hatter: "let's all move one place on."
Lewis Caroll, Alice in Wonderland
Luckily, here at the Sage Blossom Inn we have plenty of clean cups, so don't be afraid to try a variety of our beverages. If you are looking for something a little less stimulating than wine or beer, we offer coffee, tea, and herbal teas of many flavors. and many kinds of juices,
Coffee, the Elixer of Life
The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language
My grandmother got me started drinking coffee. She lived in an apartment upstairs of our house, and when I visited her she would take out a little demitasse cup and mix a little coffee with a lot of cream. I blame her for my addiction. Those who know me, know very well that I don't talk until I have at least one cup of coffee.
The first known use of coffee is in the fifteenth century in the Sufi shrines of Yemen. It was used for religious celebrations. Coffee use then spread to Italy and in 1600, Pope Clement VIII declared it to be a Christian beverage. Prior to that it was known as a Muslim drink.
Demand for the stimulating drink spread like wildfire, and soon there were plantations in South America who supplied much of the world's coffee. So now, millions of people cannot start their day without draining several cups of coffee. Oh dear, was it perhaps an evil plot?
The history of coffee is fascinating. Learn more at Wikipedia.
A cat won't stop from catching mice, and maidens remain faithful to their coffee. The mother holds her coffee dear, the grandmother drank it also, who can thus rebuke the daughters!
A Sample of the Many Varieties of Coffee
There Are Many Different Kinds of Coffee Pots
We Have a Large Selection of Mugs In Our Zazzle Stores
Let Us Turn Our Thoughts to Tea
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."
Henry James, American writer
Choosing Your Favorite Tea
I do occasionally enjoy a cup of herbal tea, especially when I am feeling ill. Here is just a sample of what we offer at the Sageblossom Inn. This includes the favorite of Star Trek Captain Jean-Luc Picard, "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot."
Earl Grey Supreme Tea, Loose Tea in 4 Ounce TinZhena's Gypsy Tea, Black Tea Sampler Tin, 16 Count Tea SachetsThe Republic Of Tea Downton Abbey Upstairs Gift SetThe Tao of Tea, Handrolled Jasmine Pearls Green Tea, Loose Leaf,All Natural Rainforest Series Wellness Herbal Tea Gift SetBlack Tea Box with Swarovski Crystals Flowered Vines
The Art of Pouring Tea
I profoundly hope that I will never be invited to tea or asked to pour, especially since my hands tend to shake when I am in required to be in a social situation and hold something such as notes for a speech or a cup and saucer. But just for fun, let's look at a few decorative tea pots.