Thursday, May 13, 2010

A great cuppa 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 the 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.

~Author Unknown~


I joined friends the other day where we shared a pot of tea. My sister used to enjoy Assam, my parents PG Tips, and my friends said that I really ought to try Yorkshire Gold. It's on my list for the next shopping trip. Up to now my tea of choice is like my parents, PG Tips but I do enjoy the occasional Chamomile with Vanilla and Honey. I also enjoy green tea. I never tried herbal teas until I came to the States and was very curious with the various kinds. It took a long time for me to find any that I enjoyed but I always kept my mind - and my taste buds - open. Because I grew up with English tea where we always added cream and sugar, it is still my preference (though I gave up sugar years' ago). Do you drink tea and if so what is your favorite?


  1. I love tea, and my favorite is Tetley's British Blend. I also enjoy some of the Celestial Herbal teas.
    Sunny :)

  2. We've been having lots of cup of teas while we are waiting for our grandson to arrive. Should be today. The temperature has dropped so that's another reason for a hot cup of tea. I like English Breakfast and Tetley's Afternoon Tea and Peppermint Tea if feeling a bit off.

  3. Oops sorry Denise but I do not like tea. I cannot even bear the smell of it. I have tried on several occasions, sometimes to be polite when a hostess has unwittingly passed me a cuppa but I only have to get the cup to my lips and catch the scent of it and I have to own up. Oddly, I would love to be able to enjoy the bevarage that so many folk claim is so delicious but, so far, cannot do it. Maybe there is still time - who knows! I may blog about this at some future date. Off on my hols in a couple of hours, see you when I get back! A x

  4. I really enjoyed JASMINE TEA while I ate dim sum in Hong Kong. I loved the aroma as well as the flavor of this tea. Have you ever had it?

  5. I love tea- have mint planted out front- it's a relaxant, cure all and wonderful for the body.I wish I was in a tea club..sandy

  6. Mmm, tea - must go and make another pot. A few months ago I started using tea leaves again and they do seem to produce a fuller-flavoured drink. I like Assam tea with milk, Earl Grey with lemon, a tea by Pukka (yes, really!) which is aniseed, fennel and licorice and lots of fruit/herbal teas though not camomile or mint.
    My sister rarely drank tea but always had a pot of coffee on the go. I love the smell of coffee but can't stand the taste.

  7. Tea is my drink of choice, morning, noon and night, and in between :)
    Like you, I was raised with the milk and sugar, but no longer use the sugar.
    I swap up between Yorkshire Tea and PG Tips, and don't forget the chocolate digestives !
    Lovely tea caddy...

  8. Hi Denise.
    I dont like PG Tips - ghastly stuff,
    Twinnings English Breakfast is very nice, Marks and Spencer Gold is nice, Yorkshire Tea is usually quite strong but thats OK.

  9. I drink coffee in the morning Lyons tea during the day and Cardamon tea after dinner.I always have Ginger and lemon tea,home made,when I have a cold or a sore throat,it works wonders.
    I think we should all post a picture of our favourite tea caddy.

  10. I love tea. My favorite tea is Earl Grey. I drink my tea with 2% milk. I will use cream only at a restaurant. When I have the opportunity to use cream, I feel as though I am in heaven.

  11. I do drink tea occasionally, but I love the idea of having afternoon tea. Just yesterday, after we had spent the day working in the garden and had just set up the seating again in the secret garden, we plopped down into the chairs and ,oh, how I wished someone would come and serve me tea right then and there.

  12. I had a coffee "phase" in my twenties but now I'm a confirmed tea addict. It's just so refreshing and tasty. I love the strong traditional varieties with the tiniest dash of milk and definitely no sugar. Can't stand iced tea though ..... that seemed very popular in the USA.

  13. Denise we have Twinnings Breakfast tea every morning. I cant carry the cups anymore due to the MS so we take a tray to bed with us teapot two mugs mine any old mug but Heather has a china one . I make her tea in bed and have done all our married lives. Where there is a will there is a way....... I couldnt get away with not making that first cuppa. By the way I drink coffee the rest of the day. XXX Don

  14. Hi Denise... I never drank hot tea much until I met George. He spent time in China and learned to drink hot tea there. Now--we drink a cuppa tea at least once a day, sometimes twice. Our fav is Earl Gray---but we do drink several other varieties including green tea.

    Hope you are having a great week.

  15. I love it. I'm going to make me some tea here at work I'm so inspired.

  16. Ringtons Tea is the best cuppa ive had.

  17. I like iced tea, hot tea always reminds me of when you're sick and they give you tea and toast. LOL Have a wonderful week-end.

  18. For breakfast and before bed, it is Earl Grey with sugar and cream (not the fake powder stuff - ugh). The rest of the time, it's Tetley's or Luzianne loaded with sugar.