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.
The above is a publicity photo I submitted to our local newspaper a couple of weeks ago along with an article about Saturday's Berea Health Ministry Clinic fund raiser tea. We have 20 host-decorated tables reserved and 2 tables of individual tickets sold. We will be serving 150 guests. This event has been a learning experience for everyone involved and there have been a few challenges. It will become an annual event and will be even better next year.
I will share photos of the themed tables, menu, and all the details next week. I'm off to work on my "tea talk."
I make my tea from loose leaf tea, but I couldn't pass up this little ceramic teabag teapot. It is made by FORLIFE® and is designed for teabags to prevent over steeping. After the tea steeps, you pull the string on the teabag until the teabag sits on the inner shelf. You leave the bag on the shelf and pour the tea out of the little teapot with the lid on. That way, you don't have to remove the dripping teabag. Wow! What will the tea marketing guys come up with next?!?
Added later: I finally remembered where I ordered this. It was from Solutions. The price is $19.95 and it comes in white, watermelon or lime green.
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!