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.
This morning at 5:37 AM a 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Illinois. Reports are that it was felt from Alabama and Georgia to Michigan and Ontario. Yep, we felt it here in Kentucky! GJ was sitting on the sofa reading the newspaper and said he thought I was stomping through the dining room making all these dishes and teacups rattle. At 5:37 in the morning? Get real man! I may stomp every once in a while, but not that early in the morning! Did you feel it where you live or did you sleep through it like AJ did?
Several years ago GJ, my wonderful husband, decided to enclose the unused patio off our bedroom to make a large laundry room. I love it. It is the most convenient location for a spacious laundry room. But, by doing so, I lost the window in my bathroom. After some consideration, the hobby carpenter concluded the easy solution to closing off the window would be to make a shelf from it. When the shelves were completed I pondered over what to put put on them and he said, "surely you have some teapots or baskets you can put on them!" Teapots in the bathroom? That sounded a little impractical, but as I looked around at my many teapots, I realized several tea-for-one teapots received as gifts were just sitting around here and there. I don't use these for tea, but they are pretty to display, and yes, even in my bathroom!
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!