“My mother often brought a tray of tea, cheese and crackers to my father and me before bedtime. I still drink tea with milk and sugar. My favorite tea parties are for children, but any occasion becomes special over tea. Won’t you join me?” SFH
Living in North Carolina where glasses sweat in the heat, I’ve been in the habit of drinking sweet ice tea from a plastic Tervis glass. A few weeks ago I switched to a stemmed large bowl-like glass and had a whole new experience. The tea was actually cold and seemed unmuddled, if such a thing is possible while drinking sweet tea.
If you are drinking your hot tea in a mug, foregoing your porcelain teacups, you must switch immediately. Treat yourself to a personal version of an English Tea. I highly recommend you try @Mariage Frees ‘Marco Polo’ tea available from places like @Dean & Deluca. I was introduced to this tea on a garden tour trip to France and it smells and tastes divine. Normally I am a devoted Earl Gray tea drinker, not very sophisticated, I know. I now fancy Lady Gray served at the last garden club Christmas tea.
Never mind hot water poured straight from the tea kettle into your mug over a tea bag. A tea pot, please! If you don’t have a porcelain tea pot already on hand, there are inexpensive small pots for at least two and a half cups. I can see you now…Your China tea cup and saucer, perhaps a biscuit (don’t call them cookies) and a small pot of brewed tea before you. You are reading my novel, Greening of a Heart, content and at peace with yourself. When asked say, “I don’t drink coffee, I take tea, my dear.” Enjoy!