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Friday, January 15, 2010

Tea Time.


A Cup of Tea

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.

24 comments:

DJan said...

I stop all tea and coffee at 3:00pm in order to be able to sleep at night! But I surely did enjoy it earlier...

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Never a truer word spoken!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful.. hugs ~lynne~

L. D. Burgus said...

I think I will have another cup of hazelnut coffee instead. Nice photo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What time are you serving???? I'll be right there!!!!! (Think I can smell it....)
Hugs,
Betsy

donna baker said...

Jo, pray tell us, how do you take your tea? I think with lemon and honey, but then again, maybe a spot of Devon cream... I only drink mine iced, unless I'm sick, then it is with lemon and honey. Earl Grey perhaps?

Sunny said...

A lovely warming picture. There's nothing like a good cup of tea any time of day.
Sunny :)

Betsy said...

I've always admired this picture on your sidebar. Tell me, what is the extra lip on the teapot between the spout and the lid? Does it have a purpose or just look cool? :)

Russell said...

Coffee is nice -- but nothing beats a good cup of tea. However, I confess I am lazy and drink coffee because it is easier for me to make and, at work, is more readily available.

Yet, still, for those special times, give me a cup of good tea!

George said...

I have to have my cup of coffee in the morning, but I really enjoy my tea in the afternoon.

Hilary said...

Ah, yes, my sentiments exactly.

midwesttomidlands said...

One of the first things I noticed when I moved here was the tea/coffee aisle at the grocery store was almost all tea and just a little coffee. The exact opposite of the same aisle in the USA. Also do you drink iced tea now that you are in the heart of sweet tea country? And also how do you get the tea stains out of ceramics? Just wondering! Happy tea drinking.

Anita said...

Just found your blog and am loving reading through your posts...I've become a follower....come by and visit with me when you have a chance.

Shelby said...

coffee in the morning.. my fave.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

DJan: I fear I may be following the same rule, despite taking a cup of tea to bed with me ;)

Richard: So glad you agree ;)

Lynne: Thank you, nice to see you again.

L.D. My husband is addicted to hazelnut coffee or the creamers you use in regular coffee. It does make it taste special !

Betsy: Kettle is always on....stop by anytime ;)

Donna: The way most English people drink tea, is with milk (not cream), and if you prefer sugar, then that also. I take mine with just milk, no sugar. The "cream" even though we refer to milk sometimes here in the South as cream, the true cream is reserved for coffee.

Sunny: I should think you enjoy a nice cuppa, being raised with such habits and all :)

betsy: Extra lip is to hold the teapot whilst pouring, this way you don't get scalded.... neat isn't it ?

Russell: I always tend to drink coffee at work. Don't ask me why, I think it goes back to what you are saying....just easier than messing about with the milk etc.

George: Yes, I agree with the afternoon tea, morning, afternoon and nightime ...lol

Hilary: Glad you agree ;) Lovely to meet you !

Anita: Hello, I have popped on over to your place, and will do so again, when I have a little more time.
Thank you for following, I hope you visit often, it's always nice to make new friends.

Betsy said...

Yes, very neat! :)

Kipling said...

I've just come in after 'a hard days night' as the Beatles put it, I've got my favourite willow pattern bone china cup, full of my favourite English breakfast tea (has to be loose leave) and I sit down to catch up with some old friends. All I can say is SNAP!

Chrissy said...

Hello from Canada....being married to an Irish man tea is a part of our everyday life....I love this poem,simply love it!! All the best,Chrissy

Pondside said...

There's nothing like a good cup of tea, brewed the way it should be. It's restorative or restful - whatever you need.
I watched Return to Cranford last week and then again last night - wasn't it good?

A Brit in Tennessee said...

midwesttomidlands: I do drink iced tea, but my choice is hot tea, winter or summer. Try a little bleach in the cups to remove tea stains.

Betsy: Me too !

Shelby: As with most :)

Kipling : Nice to see you back ! Yes, SNAP to you too ;) The willow pattern is my fav. also..

Chrissy: hello and welcome ! Being in an Irish household, I would imagine tea flows freely !

Pondside: Yes, I was glued to the tv last night also, it's so good !

Jill of All Trades said...

Love tea!

Anonymous said...

I love both Tea and Coffee but each has its' own time or occasion.
I do love your blog and your photos. They make me relax and feel at home.

Winifred said...

Why was I born to hate the smell and taste of tea? It's not fair!

I know it's a refreshing drink and good for the soul, so why don't I like it?

Coffee is lovely in the morning and when you're out shopping and need a bit of a sit down. But there are times I just can't face a cup of coffee and I have nothing else to drink. Why can't I like tea? I just hate it when I really want to like it.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Jill of all Trades: That's good you always have a choice.

Anon: Thank you for stopping by, if you had a blog I would visit.

Winifred: Maybe your mum suffered from morning sickness when she was carrying you, and the culprit was tea ??
I really don't know the answer, it doesn't have that much of a smell does it ?