This is a glorious Tea Tuesday in Canada as we count down to one of our most loved long weekends: Victoria Day, celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria, our first sovereign queen. May 24th marks her official birthday, but the holiday falls on the last Monday before May 25. While still proud of our English heritage, this holiday takes on a special meaning marking the changing of the seasons. The fear of frost has passed so many will be planting their gardens–which is what I will be doing–and city dwellers will be fighting horrific traffic to enjoy Canada’s beautiful lakes, mountains and forests. Also known as the May Two-Four referring to the Queen’s birthday and the Canadian slang for a case of twenty-four beers (a “two-four”), a drink popular during the long weekend.