Things to Have at Tea

Food/Cooking - Beverages
By: Miri    
20-Jan-2011

Introduction:The tradition of tea is different in America and with many social groups. This is a list of things to have at tea.

  • 01

    Tea of Course

    Choose a tea that is special. A flowery bouquet of jasmine or berries is nice for a spring afternoon. Earl Grey with a hint of Bergamot is traditional tea but any tea that suits your fancy should be made with hot water just below boiling and allowed to steep for 2 minutes.

  • 02

    A Lovely Teapot

    Teapots are found in all sorts of places. You may find exactly what you like on Ebay, craft fairs, department store or import shop. Choose English, Dutch, Asian, or a bit of America as you like. A complete tea service is lovely too.

  • 03

    A Special Tea Cup

    You may be as formal as using a complete tea service with matching teapot, cups, and plates or you may have a special cup or mug that you find special. For that individual cup, find one with character that makes you smile when you hold it.

  • 04

    Pastries or Fruit

    Scones, pastries, chocolates, or fruit as well as small sandwiches all make a lovely accompaniment to your favorite tea. Choose a lovely dish to serve them on or just serve yourself. Tea is meant for you to enjoy a small serving of those things you love.

  • 05

    A Serene Place

    You may have tea anywhere but choosing a serene place to have it makes teatime perfect. In the warm months choose an outside setting in the garden, porch, or patio. For the winter months have tea by the fire or in a warm and cozy room.


Final Thoughts

Tea is meant to be a special time that is spent with friends or a nice quiet time alone to collect yourself and renew your spirit. Just taking the time to have it makes it special. The best times of my life were having tea with my Mother or my Grandmother. It was in many different places and it was rarely formal but it made for great memories.

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