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.
“Share a creative afternoon tea table setting. Linens, serving pieces, teapots and teacup, tea accoutrement's and accessories, centerpieces, tea trays or three-tiers, and more. Show one way you enjoy creating a memorable tea experience. This is your opportunity to show the world the fun you have when you create your own special tea experience. Then. . .invite over a friend or neighbor and share some tea together. That way all your work is not for ought.”
I might be able to complete this assignment before the week is over, but just to cover the bases, these photos are from an afternoon tea I hosted a couple of years ago. My friend Mary wanted to honor her aunts at a special event, so Mary and I hosted a tea at my home. There were 10 of us around my dining room table. I set this table with a variety of English china teacup trios. All place settings are different, but each person's cup and saucer matches her plate. I use vintage napkins collected over the years and a variety of china teapots to serve the tea. This tea was in July so also I had a glass of ice water at each place. I use three tier servers at the tea table. I provide a printed menu at each place for the guests to keep. Favors are usually at the guest's place when they arrive at the table. They were given at the end of this tea and I forgot to take photos.
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!