Friday, March 23, 2012
Tickle Your Fancy
Earlier this week I spent some time with my Aunt Donna in the southern part of Pennsylvania. One of the places we went to was a tea and gift shop called Tickle Your Fancy in McConnellsburg. It's a quaint, historical town with a variety of shop along the main street, but we spent most of our time at Tickle Your Fancy. My aunt had driven past the shop but had never gone in before. Her curiosity piqued, she suggested we investigate.
From the moment we walked in the owner, greeted us warmly, asking us if we'd like some tea. Technically it's a gift shop, but she offers tea tasting and biscuits, as well as sells loose leaf tea and tea sets. What made the experience so special was that she explained about the proper methods of preparing and serving tea and explained the unique properties of each tea she served us, Earl Grey, Casablanca Twist Mint, and Raspberry Nectar. She politely inquired where we were from and how we found her and seemed to personally know everyone who entered her shop. One friend of hers, she called Sir Ken was a wonderful conversationalist. I really felt as though we really knew each other.