Today I thought I would shake things up a bit and drink something other than my standard black tea. It's white tea today.
(Carole sent it to me for my birthday last November.)
The peek of "Nebraska" behind my cup and saucer is a souvenir creamer I found at the thrift store for a dime-- I put 2% milk into my tea.
And honey (not pictured).
I really need to visit Nebraska sometime.
I've driven through, but haven't stopped to see anything.
Jill lives up there.
Can you say, "Road Trip"?!
Don't worry, Jill, I won't just suddenly show up on your door step unannounced.
But now I am rambling, so let me bring you back to tea...
The white tea is loose, but instead of messing with a tea ball (because we all know they leak tea leaves), I just throw the tea leaves into my teapot and pour water over them. Like in the "old days". Then I just use an old, homely, but functional, mesh strainer to pour the tea through. I feel so Victorian to have so many tea implements on my tray. heehee.
Only mine aren't highly designed, fancy silver things.
(Those stay on display in my china cabinet.)
The Cat, so many of you have commented on in the past, is my one and only tea cozy. That's why you rarely see a teapot in my posts. I like my tea HOT from first to last pour. He is also the one and only cat in our house (I don't care much for felines as house pets- I am a dog person).
My tea tray is the oasis of calm in the middle of whatever artistic chaos I have going on. Today I am assembling a junk journal.
Visit our hostess Kimmie to see who else is having tea today!