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.
Guess who was the first person in our KY town to rush to Wal-Mart to buy advertised "teacup" planters? OK, I admit it. I was probably the only person in our town to go to the local Wal-Mart for the purpose of buying teacup planters! I just can't pass up an opportunity to buy a pretty teacup and saucer!
I found the old tea kettle in the bottom photo at an antique shop in Cookeville, TN while visiting Lady Marpelet's Tea Room. When I spotted it, I immediately knew I wanted it for Hens and Chicks plants. My friend, Mary, provided the plants and they have survived in the tea kettle through two winters.
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!