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 am featuring a Crown Dorset Staffordshire teapot in these photos. I found it at a home furnishings consignment store in Lexington, KY in the fall when I took our neighbor, Marie, to tea and an afternoon of shopping. This is a very pretty teapot trimmed in gold made in England. But, did you notice the beautiful cherry table the teapot is sitting on? My dear husband of nearly 38 years, GJ, the hobby woodworker, made it in his first (and only) woodworking class. I found the chairs at the same consignment home furnishings store after searching for months online and in antique shops. The chairs are cherry also and we were thrilled I found 6 of them at a very reasonable price. Don't you just love bargain shopping?
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!