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 found this little metal folding shelf with mini teapots at a local antique mall. It was in the original package and, obviously, is not an antique, but, in my opinion, it is a cute tea decoration. It was just another one of those "I gotta have it" tea things!
I took this photo of a cup of tea at a roadside tearoom in England. The photo shows the typical way tea is served in a small English tearoom. And, yes there is a teabag in that little metal teapot. Since most of the world's tea is grown in India, I am going to assume this is a cup of Indian tea. The memory of this photo and the serenity of sharing this particular tea experience with my fellow Tea In London Tour companions in March 2007, has kept my temper *somewhat* under control this week as we experienced the loss of our Windstream server. The server was down for seven days. It was as if our email and Internet did not exist. We could not check email remotely from work or anywhere. In my opinion, GJ,the hubby, and I talked with every Windstream computer technician in India about our problem. We were told it would be 6 to 8 hours then 24 hours then 24 more hours then they finally admitted they had no idea when it would be back! I would have tried to have a little tea discussion with one of these guys, but I'm sure he would not have had a readily available scripted answer on the subject. Because, in my opinion, a script is what they used -- except last night when one fellow hung up on GJ. Can we help it if we don't understand heavily accented Indian English and had to ask for them to repeat several times?? It was so bad that the publisher of our local newspaper ran a column on it! We seem to be partially back on for now, so if I disappear again from the blog world, just bear with me, because it will mean Windstream has lost us again. If that happens, I will move to a different Internet server but I will return. I'm off to drink another cup of tea. I think I'll have a cup of Charleston Tea Plantation tea this time around. I promise I'll be in a better mood after a few more cups of tea.
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!