Welcome to Friendship Tea, a blog about the daily happenings in the life of Linda, a tea enthusiast, who enjoys travel and trip planning, and is passionate about family, friends, life in Kentucky, and all things TEA.
These are two special tea sets in my tea collection. Both are gifts from my wonderful husband and best tea buddy. He hand carried them in his back pack from different business trips. The top set is the first he brought back from Armenia. He brought the bottom set from Moscow a year later. He purchased both sets at open markets without interpreters so I really don't know anything about either except that being typical of the region they are baroque in style. Both tea sets have six cups and saucers, a creamer and sugar bowl. The set from Moscow has some additional pieces, but I'm not sure how they would be used. I don't serve tea with these sets. They are displayed in our dining room.
When the world is all at odds And the mind is all at sea Then cease the useless tedium And brew a cup of tea. There is magic in its' fragrance, There is solace in its' taste; And then laden moments vanish Somehow into space. And the world becomes a lovely thing! There's beauty as you'll see; All because you briefly stopped To brew a cup of tea. ~ Source unknown
"Friendship Tea Recipe" ~~ 1/2 cup instant tea, 1 cup sweetened lemonade mix, 1 cup Tang, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in a an airtight container. To serve, put 2 to 3 tsp. mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup of boiling water. Adjust amount of mix to taste. Enjoy!