Friday, January 25, 2008

~Hot Tea For Me~

Good morning everyone. This is the morning sky looking to the west from my front porch. I love this photo of the moon setting. For about the last week I've been taking pictures of the sky and just wanted to share the beginnings of a beautiful day with each of you. Did you know that January is National Hot Tea Month? Isn't that the neatest? Are you a tea drinker or do you prefer coffee? Actually I love both. Morning's I'll have one or the other and at dinner I usually have coffee. I think my love for tea began when I was very young. First, I had make believe tea parties with my dolls and as I grew older I would always share afternoon tea with my Gramma.
Beside enjoying tea I love books about tea too. These books are filled with all the information you would ever want to know about tea, tea celebrations and yummy recipes too.
This little tea pot is a favorite...I love roses and when I saw it I knew it had to come home with me.
The tea cups are treasures from my Morro Bay trip......except the yellow rose one. I bought it for a gift but when I got it home I found a small chip so I decided to keep it. It is still very pretty chip and all.
Well I think my tea is ready. This morning I'm having English Breakfast, one of the tea's from my swap partner. Add a touch of milk and a swish of the honey stick......Mmmm, delish.

Have a happy weekend......take a moment for yourself and enjoy a lovely cup of hot'll be glad you did. Linda


Karen H. said...

Good Afternoon Linda,
Well, I'm more of a coffee drinker myself. My DH got me started on it several years ago. I had seen that January was National Tea Month over at Mary's Writing Nook yesterday. I didn't know it till then tho. I think I may try the Green Tea that Mary told about. I love your Tea set. That is just so beautiful as well as your Tea Cup. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I love the picture of the Moon as well. I will be so glad when I can get me a digital camera to take better pictures with. Hopefully after we get all straightened out with our finances, I can get one. Take care my friend and have a great day. Enjoy your Tea. May God Bless You and Yours.

Love & Hugs,
Karen H.

Priscilla said...

Hi Linda, I didn't know it was tea month..... I also enjoy tea, I have been enjoying herbal teas a while, like mint and fruit teas. I love your collection of tea books! Have you read the laura child tea mysteries? The are cozy mysteries set around a tea shop owner......

Enjoy your tea.....

Priscilla x

Michelle said...


What a beautiful photo from your porch. Thanks for sharing all of your pretty tea cups and tea pot. I collect tea pots but I'm a coffee drinker.

When you have time, stop by my blog~I have something for you.


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That's a lovely rose teapot!
I enjoy hot tea, particularly when I am not feeling well, because my mom used to make it for me when I was sick.

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for visiting me and Martha. She will appreciate it.
I love tea too. I love PG from England. If you haven't tried it, you should.
I loved all of your photos.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Mermaid Queen said...

Hi Linda,
So nice to meet you, and thanks for the kind comments. I love drinking peppermint tea, especially on these cold stormy days. Take care ~Martha

Back Through Time said...

You would be a person I would love to sit down with a cup of tea and chat with:-) And the only time I am up to see a sunrise is during yard sale season and flea markets, lol. thank you for sharing your photo,it is beautiful.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Linda, Being from Texas and now a Californian I love Iced Tea. Thank you for visiting my blog. We are from the Dallas area. Connie

Denise said...

I love tea..... learned to drink it when I lived in England in the 60's....... but coffee in the mornings.........I love all your little tea pots........ have a great weekend and do stop and have some tea and crumpets around 4ish... hahahhahah

Jackie said...

I hope you enjoyed your tea Linda. I usually drink a cup or two every night before I go to bed. It seems to soothe me to sleep.

Love the picture of the moon setting.

bj said...

I didn't know Jan is Tea month...I love teas of all kinds. Coffee, too.
hugs, bj

Anonymous said...

I love your tea cups and tea pot!! The tea books are awesome! Have you ever been to world market? I love some of there teas!! I hope you have a wonderful day!
come by & visit me!

FarmHouse Style said...

Mmmm, Linda, that sounds like good advice. I love tea and coffee. My favorite tea is Earl Grey:)

I love your collection of tea cups and your pretty tea pot...very feminine.

To answer your question about the meat loaf. I just use beef, usually the lean ground beef so it is not quite so fatty.

Have a great weekend, enjoy your tea:)


Nan said...

Move over and pour me a cup. I'll bring the cinnamon rolls.

Lib said...

A good day to have a cup a..and reflect.
Love the pics. you shared.

judypatooote said...

Hi Linda....thanks for stopping by my sight....I love your sight and if you don't mind I'm going to add you to my favorites list....

Your morning sky is gorgeous....I love taking pictures of skys....I have made note cards out of them.. I didn't know that Jan. was National Hot tea month....imagine that, my kitchen and family room is a tea room....I collect antique tea strainers, and some antique teapots....but I never knew that it had a special day....shows you I should read more about tea... I usually start out with one cup of tea, always loose, and then end with coffee....I probably drink more coffee than I should... I did post pictures of my tea rooms on my blog a while ago....I don't remember what month....but anyway I enjoyed the visit, and don't forget to stop back.....judy

Teresa said...

I never knew there was a tea month. It is rare that I drink it hot, I prefer cold. I do love teapots and cups and saucers. Lipton use to make my favorite tea. It was called blackberry, but it tasted like tea with butterscotch candy. It was delish and I loved it hot. The next time I have a cup of tea I will think of you.

Take care

bj said...

Hi, again, friend...just stopping by to thank you for coming by my place and to tell you that there is no recipe for this LAZY LADY Frito Pie....just a layer of fritos, chopped onions, lettuce, tomatoes, hot chili on top of all this (wilts the lettuce and tomatoes but so good) and then a layer of grated cheese (if you eat cheese, that is)....
hugs, bj

Kelli said...

Linda, your tea things are so pretty, I especially love the teapot! I hope you are having a great weekend!

The Rose Room said...

Tea, tea and more tea and I love all things tea, cups, pots, books etc:) Rachael

Andi said...

I love a good cup of tea and of course I love coffee too...can't seem to start my morning without it.

Did you participate in a Tea Swap? Since it's National Tea Month I think it would be a fun thing!

Cottage Contessa said...

Funnily enough I blogged about tea today too! Hope you're having a lovely weekend sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Dee Dee said...

What a beautiful sunrise. My favorite part of the day is when all is quiet, the sun is just starting to peek out, DH and little one are still asleep, and I've just poured that FIRST cup of coffee, right off the top of the pot! Ahhh...deep breath.
I do love hot tea and iced tea also (I am a southern gal after all). Celestial Seasonings has a fairly new (new to me anyway) variety called Madagascar Vanilla -absolutely divine!

Scrappy Moments said...

Hi Linda, Such Pretty Pictures. I am a Total Coffee Drinker, I Like Iced Tea once in awhile on a Hot Summer Day, but mostly I am a Coffee Person, no fancy Creamers or Latte's, Just Plain coffee :)


Dona said...

I too love a good cup of tea, and what a beautiful morning you had to enjoy it.

nannykim said...

I love tea and coffee too!!! Hey--you need to choose a larger setting for you pics next time!!!

violetlady said...

I am definitely a tea drinker. I don't like coffee at all. My favorite is Earl Grey, but English Breakfast is good, too. I have a small collection of tea pots, but usually just use a tea bag in a cup.

Lynne said...

I have a great book for you to read. It's called IDA MAE TUTWEILER AND THE TRAVELING TEA PARTY by Ginnie Siena Bivona. About a mother and daughter who open a tea room - includes recipes too. One of my favorite books.

Carrie said...

During January Gracious Hospitality, Yellow Rose Arbor and my Oak Rise Cottage blogs each made several tea-related posts in celebration of Hot Tea Month. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea items. I did a post on my tea books which include one or two you have pictured.