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.
Yesterday I shared photos of tea sets I consider too fancy to use. Today I am sharing an "everyday" tea set. This is Johnson Brothers Summer Chintz English china "every day ware." I have served many pots of tea to friends and family using these teapots. I found my first two sets of Summer Chintz trios in an antique shop in Durango, CO. Since then, I have purchased additional pieces online and at outlet stores. My daughter, Melissa, has been along on several of those shopping excursions. I currently have 8 trios, a creamer and sugar and 2 teapots. At what point is a collection complete? Is a service for 8 enough? Or do I need more to make it a service for 12 or 16? Oh my, decisions, decisions!
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!