It’s been documented, my romance with tea. I spent the afternoon at Starbucks the other day and grabbed up the cutest cup and saucer from their clearance shelf. I’ve been using it each evening as I relax with a cup of tea and a piece of Dove Dark Chocolate.
I love the feel of a warm ceramic cup in my hand – the way it slows me down, and keeps me in the moment. Today, I shared the love with a couple of girlfriends. My niece, my daughter, Jericho, and I took a break from housework, computer work, and watching “Hannah Montana” on television to have a summer tea party.
I bought these perfect little tea-for-one sets online a few months ago. I knew they’d be a hit with my seven year old niece. She loves everything pink-and-purple-and-flowery. We searched the cupboards for something simple and yummy to pair with our tea, and, since I’ve limited the sweets around here the cupboard’s best offering was graham crackers.
We read a few pages of Cornelia Funke’s delightful book, “Inkheart", then discussed our favorite characters. Mine is Mo. He really ‘gets it’ where books are concerned!
It was just a few minutes, twenty or thirty, but it was a welcome break in this busy summer afternoon. When I finish a good cup, I’m always reminded of a coffee commercial from my childhood. In this case, Lipton White Tea with Island Mango and Peach is ‘good to the last drop’.
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