On my way to the teahouse I stopped with a friend to look for whales at MacKerricher State Park. It was too windy and late in the day to see the gray whale spouts, but we did see a windsurfer braving the cold.
January 9, 2011
Tea and Coffee
On Sundays, the Mendocino Tea Company hosts afternoon tea in a small teahouse in Albion. In addition to free tea, there are homemade cookies with inventive flavors like candy cap mushroom chocolate chip. The teahouse sells pottery, felted hats, redwood burl furniture, fresh eggs and locally made beauty products. The woman in the picture with curly hair is the potter, and a fixture at afternoon tea. She hasn't worn shoes in more than five years. The vibe is quirky. If tea isn't your cup, Thanksgiving Coffee Company roasts locally.