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.
I love this tea set. I purchased it in London in March 2007 when I was on the Tea in London tour. It is from Whittard of Chelsea and the pattern is Victoria Chintz. It was the featured 2007 Mother's Day teapot and I thought it was a very appropriate gift for our daughter, Melissa, who along with her husband adopted a precious little boy from Guatemala. And, yes, Melissa, I took this photo on my last visit. Melissa, a former Consumer and Family Science teacher, one of my best tea buddies, attended and completed the Bruce and Shelley Richardson's Elmwood Inn Tea 101 Seminar with me in 2001.
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!