Monday, September 6, 2010

Anyone for tea?

I always enjoy taking time to sit down for a cuppa

once in a while the 'fancy' set comes out

Mum used to use this at bridge parties

it is so delicate and pretty one can't help feeling just a little bit very special when drinking out of these cups

my lovely silver teapot which I received as a 21st birthday present

part of the family silver

it's my only teapot so it does get used

(got a polish especially for the photo shoot! and she does come up beautifully)

or maybe a mug. 
One Christmas I was given an assortment of loose teas and this lovely little tea leaf holder - ideal for quickly making that special cuppa in a mug....

can you tell I like my tea in prettiness?
this mug was a gift too

loose tea

this is a lovely flowery fragrant one
especially pleasant on hot days

or a bag

Rooibos is a South African tea
an aquired taste and there is different flavours
it is caffeine free and safe to use during pregnancy
(in case there is anyone pregnant reading my blog???)
high in antioxidants
and low in tannin
it is said it relieves the feeling of nausea too

where to keep it - special containers or stay in the box...

this is my everyday tea caddy

I don't have any of that tea left....

but you really could make two great cups of tea with one bag....


as for stitching

I have another border ready to put on this.....

sneak peak is all you get to see
it's for DD in England
but the colours are clear

Special thoughts for lots of people
Hurricane Earl over in the USA
Floods in Victoria, Australia
Earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

Keep safe everyone
and have a wonderful week



Joy McD said...

I'm coming over for a cuppa :) Love the tea set and teapot :)

Crowing Moon said...

I second Joy :)
I love to drink my tea in pretty cups too....
although the kids ALWAYS seem to break my pretty ones :( the big plain ugly cups..still good

Sheila said...

I love your tea set and your silver tea pot , so pretty and I can imagine the taste is different in such a special cup .I drink Rooibos tea all the time , I often mix it in with Lemongrass or Honeybush or ginger , absolutely love that tea .I started about three years ago as I was advised to not have caffeine and this to me tastes so much better .I buy the loose leaf and make a whole pot that does me the day . Thanks for sharing and wish I could come for a cuppa ;-)

Cyndi said...

Oooh, beautiful tea set and tea pot! I'll be over for a nice cup and I'll bring some cookies! :o) I'm a tea drinker everyday tea is a nice hearty Irish breakfast tea, but I like most types of teas!

Have a great day, Fiona!



Sue said...

There's nothing like a good cuppa tea in lovely fine china. Think I'll go and put the kettle on.

Maria said...

Yep I will join you all for a cuppa in such lovely cups.

Wonky Girl said...

Lovely set you have. Thank you for sharing your special tea time. We should all take a special bit of time for ourselves, does the heart and mind good.

Abby and Stephanie said...

I heart all things tea but especially love the polka dotted set.

Cathie said...

i love my tea prettiness & love all things tea aswell!
i also like to have a collection, chai is my absolute favourite.
hope you enjoyed your cuppa ♥

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