Friday, January 8, 2016

Time to get serious about Tea.

I'm cutting back on coffee and drinking more tea--not just in the morning, but all day long. I hope it will help me lose my "Christmas goodie" weight --and the other weight that's been piling on in the last 14 months or so. Of late, I've fallen into the very bad habit of snacking incessantly, so I figure if I substitute tea for snacks, that's at least one positive thing I can do. (Orally fixated people seem to need to have something in their mouths all the time. It's not very dignified, but you've got to work with what you have, until you can acquire the habit of not having something in your mouth all the time.)

I received this very lovely set from one of my goddaughters this past Christmas. The box is so pretty, I wondered just how much better it could get (especially since the fine print says: "Find 6 adorable gift boxes inside this tray.")

And by Jove, they are adorable! And they smell heavenly. And they taste as good as they smell. 

I love "tea things" too (as you may have guessed, if you've ever seen any of my posts about dishware). 

 A lovely teacup and saucer I received as a gift when I did a speaking engagement a few years back. The organization did not know that red poppies were one of my fave flowers--how cool is that? 

A vintage Hammersley teacup given to me by my uncle.

My favourite teapots: the little Brown Betty and the big cobalt baby were gifts from siblings.

This tea set is yet another vintage acquisition (not including the gravy boat in the centre, which was a wedding gift.) I have used the teapot, but not the coffee carafe--yet.  

And the love affair with Breville appliances continues at my house: 

My Christmas gift from Mr. P:
Programmable (yay!) and cordless (double-yay!)

Ooooh. You can get really serious when you're able to custom-pick your brew temperatures. 

And gee, do you think we have enough tea in the house? Some of this I purchased, some of it was gifted to us, and some of it was inherited last summer from a daughter who went overseas to work. So yeah, we gotta start drinking tea.


  1. LOL.... this is awesome!! Love it.

  2. Who needs Starbucks? You could open a tea shop. I would come, even if it was in your parlor and even if you did entreat me not to drink green tea which is "a slow poison, sure to destroy the nerves, and produce all manner of evil."

    1. I also thought of Miss Mattie when I gathered all the tea together. Now the tea is in an open shelf so that everyone can SEE it ALL the time. I hope it will disappear in time, and sooner rather than later. It's enough to fill a small laundry basket.