Sunday, November 30, 2008
I'm sitting here sipping a cup of hot Lipton Pyramid White Tea with Island Mango and Peach. Have any of y'all tried it yet? I'm normally a coffee drinker; I drink it morning, noon, and night, but sometimes I crave a cup or two of hot tea and I especially like some of the flavored teas.
I was already a coffee drinker when I moved to England in the late 60's for 3 years but while I was there I was soon one of the blokes having my hot "cuppa" tea around 4 every afternoon. My favorite tea is made with Earl Grey tea leaves, steeped in a teapot until it's strong and dark, then poured through a strainer into a cup with a dash of milk and a half spoon of sugar. We usually had sandwiches and/or scones and jams with our tea but I also always loved having high tea on special occasions when we would have tiny little watercress or cucumber sandwiches, fancy little cakes, biscuits (cookies), and wonderful cheese spreads.
When I was in Holland 4 years ago we went out to an estate (House Terborg) for a tea party (photo above) one afternoon. It sure did bring back some lovely memories.