Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time Out

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.  ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

you must take a sabbatical
from what troubles you.

You can do this in your own kitchen,
by putting on a pot of tea.

Use clean filtered water, a whistling kettle is preferred.

While the water heats up, set your place for tea.

You will need a teapot,
a lovely cup and saucer,
a sterling spoon,
honey or sugar cubes,
and cream if you are English,
or want to be.
A flower from the garden is good too,
like a present
from me
to me.

Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.  ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques"

I love the sound the kettle makes when it's ready;  it cannot be denied.

I pour the hot water over a tea bag or loose tea into my teapot.  This is the only proper way to have tea, you must make it in a teapot and let it steep for at least five minutes.

A bit of honey.
A bit of cream.
I chose chamomile today,
and sipped a cup
of calm.

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company.  ~Author Unknown


Anonymous said...

I just sit down with a cup of Chai tea, something I rarely do, so funny you would talk about tea today. We must be on the same wave length. Kim & I are signed up for the Survivor Event, really looking for to it. Where are your empty bottles?????

Anonymous said...

You cannot beat a nice cuppa tea!!
I love the teddy bear in your picture too!

I'll bring round some soft warmed raisin English scones, fresh strawberry jam and clotted cream this will really complete the tea!

ALittleBitBritish (Alison)

Anonymous said...

Hey there's Amelia! Glad you're taking good care of her and inviting her to tea. :) XOXO


Pink Kitchen said...

Here's a Pink Kitchen tea recipe for you (one serving).

Darjeeling tea has a distinct floral taste, which harmonizes with the sweetness of watermelon.

You’ll Need:
2 small cubes of watermelon
1 Darjeeling tea bag
8 oz. hot water

 Let steep together for 2 minutes (use a tea strainer for watermelon if making this in a mug).
Remove strainer and tea bag.
Stir and enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Dear Sweet Lady ~
Chamomile is my favorite tea! I have a little bear just like yours that I received from My Girl when she was in Rhode Island. It sits in my car next to my other little bear. Hugs and Kisses xoxox

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