We love tea.
We can’t do without our afternoon cuppa.
Fragrant spiraling steam from the spout signals to the senses that proper steeping has occurred and it’s time to pour a golden amber or grassy green stream of molten happiness.
Ahhh. That first sip never fails to satisfy — to stop time for a moment and live IN that moment of pure pleasure.
A pot of tea is a wondrous thing.
(It’s so funny; as I re-read what I wrote, I could easily substitute champagne or tequila — also my favorite beverages — for “tea.” LOL)
I never consciously decided to collect teapots, but they seem to be growing and multiplying and spawning others to join our family.
Navigate through these seven teapots; some given as gifts, some found abandoned and dusty in thrift stores and secondhand shops; some purchased fresh and new.
Are you a tea lover? What’s your fave?
A few of my favorite quotes about tea:
Make tea, not war. ~Monty Python
Tea is a divine herb. ~Xu Guangqi
Having picked some tea, he drank it,
Then he sprouted wings,
And flew to a fairy mansion,
To escape the emptiness of the world….
Where there’s tea there’s hope. ~Arthur Wing Pinero
Great love affairs start with champagne and end with tisane. ~Honoré de Balzac
Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher. ~Chinese Proverb
Some of my faves…
Tea for one.
A woodland fantasy of pink and green.
From one of my tugboat man’s voyages to Trinindad; only ornamental but spectacularly hand painted and primitive.
A beautiful sculptured teaset for our twentieth wedding anniversary from Angel Boy and DIL. China is the traditional 20th gift. Thank you, guys! We had guests yesterday afternoon and I served tea in these elegant cups. So classy!