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's post to Gracious Hospitality's Blog-a-Thon about thrift store shopping for teacup trios in England brought back memories of my trip to London with "tea ladies" last March. The photo above is me standing in front of a thrift store in Windsor with a big smile on my face because one of those bags is holding 5 inexpensive matching English china tea trios. I love the colors and floral design on these trios, also pictured above. My friend and roommate, Nancy, took this photo. She was happy to find bargain tea trios at the same thrift shop to use in her PA tearoom.
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!