I love tea.
If you could come into my home you would have plenty of choices of flavours, cups, pots, and creamers.
My love of the ‘cuppa’ might have come from my British father who taught us to have tea with breakfast, afternoon tea at 4 pm. ,and tea before bed in the evenings. I missed two trips home to Ontario last year where I usually have the pleasure of staying with my parents for a few weeks. My dad would make us tea a few times a day and usually there were a couple of ‘bickies’ (biscuits) on the saucer too.
I’ll never forget this one trip that we took to visit our relatives in England. We were out and about viewing castles and the like when all of a sudden my Auntie Jean just ‘flipped a switch’ and became extremely agitated. “We’re LATE”, she intoned and we all had to quickly, quickly pile back into the car to return as fast as we could to the bed and breakfast. It was TEA TIME !!!!!!…. ha ha ha.
There is nothing like having a cuppa to slow you down in a day filled with activities. Tea time is where I get most of my reading time done in the day. I always have at least three books going at a time and when I stop for tea in the afternoon I like to pull out my book and read a few chapters.
There are teas for so many ailments and I have enjoyed the benefits of ‘Throat Coat’ tea when I am about to do a concert , Mint tea for an upset tummy, or Echinacea tea for those times I have had a cold.
We believe my sister was cured of breast cancer from Dandelion Root Tea (and a LOT or prayers!). Check out Dr. Pandey at the University of Windsor for his many successes in this field.
My parents gave me the cute teapot you see above (that looks a bit like a bride) when I got married. Our daughter, Lana, gave me the wee, yellow teapot above that she made for me when she was in school.
I was heartbroken recently when due to some stomach issues I was told that I could no longer have tea….not even decaf ! But, thankfully, my doctor told me to try decaffeinated and so far I seem to be able to handle it.
I love sharing a cuppa with my best friends when we get together in Ontario. (Barb even brings her own tea kettle when we go to a bed and breakfast so we can have tea anytime we want!)
I love sharing a cup of tea with our children when we visit their homes too. I just finished reading my twentieth “Number One Ladies Detective Agency” book and I love how “Precious” always has several cups of red bush tea a day to clear her mind and encourage conversation.
I wish I could write a bit more to you about how much I wish we could share a cuppa together but I just heard the kettle click on……
It’s tea time!