Simple Pleasures of Tea offers wonderful ways to enjoy a range of teas--both herbal and black--along with easy recipes for delicious baked treats such as almond cookies, pumpkin bread, scones, and red velvet cake to accompany your teatime. With stories, quotations, recipes, and suggestions, this book will help even the busiest of us find repose and relief in a steaming cup of tea. Learn how to make tea naturally brewed by the sun, mull a cinnamon and nutmeg cider to coax yourself through the autumn months, discover herbal infusions for your health, create a morning ritual with tea to give all your days the peaceful beginnings they deserve. Drink, eat, and pamper yourself to your heart's content. And discover other creative uses for tea--giving your plants a cup of tea for nourishment, for example, or treating yourself to a steaming tea facial.