Monday, 1 February 2010

I Love Tea........


One of the delights I find about being at home more is the ability to sit and enjoy a cup of tea!! I never realised all those years working that you never get the chance to sit and savour a few restful moments with a cuppa.  And I rarely got a warm one let alone a hot one...especially when I had my little shop, it was some kind of unwritten law - that you wouldn't see a customer for hours but the minute you made a cup of tea, in they would trot...Not that I am really complaining about that; I had some wonderful customers who have become good friends and I usually made them a cuppa too.....but anyway where was I ? Oh, yes - tea.



I love it!!! I have always liked to keep a variety in our cupboard but my husband would complain that all these teas would sit here month after month and never get opened - not anymore!!  I have made it my mission to try every tea I have had squirreled away in there and then some.

Even Country Living are in on the act this month - the photograph below is from this month's edition.....




Here are a few of the delicious choices we have in our collection.....

The green Jasmine tea is lovely after a meal.....


Chai is warming on a cold afternoon......

These two I picked up as they are on special offer, the slim tea (ha ha) is fennel-based which I think is a love or hate flavour - I love it which is why I picked it up.....



One of the things that I make to sell on my stall is a little envelope with a tea bag inside and a poem.  It always goes down well if you have a friend that you want to send a little good wish to.....


So lovely bloggers - sit down, make yourself a cup of tea and have a few moments of me time! ENJOY......

Warm Wishes for a Wonderful Week

13 comments:

Kelly said...

Ha ha I'm the same I buy teas because I think they seem like a good idea, then remember I don't drink tea or coffee!!!!
I do like green tea thogh I really should try to drink more of it!

Sal said...

I will drink tea til the cows come home! I blame my mum as when I was younger and lived at home, we loved our tea and a natter!!
;-)

Pixiedust said...

Lovley post Cally. I'm drinking a mug of nettle tea at the moment. xxx

Guenievre said...

Hello Cally !
I like tea very much ! Two cuppa of green tea on the morning, on the afternoon I try different sorts of tea. Sometimes very "classical", sometimes "surprising flavour"
I've been drinking tea for 20 years now. I didn't drink tea before because my parents were "coffee drinkers" and didn't like tea :-((
Have a nice week ++

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

found you through dotie angel....

and then i come here and see this..TEA !

on a tea thing over here too....

what a beautiful blog...i am so happy to follow along..

i'll be back soon to visit....

fondly,
kary

laoi gaul~williams said...

my swampy also complains about my piles of tea bag boxes...now spilling out of their allocated cupboard and onto the kitchen worktop :)
dr stuarts valarian plus is a great sleep inducer, twinings afternoon tea~lovely! and my sister brough me some eggnog tea back from america...its gorgeous!

Love 'n Light said...

Hi, I just came for a visit and have to tell you, I love your blog, so pretty, so colourful!
I'm not much of a tea drinker, (coffee is my fix) but I do like herbal teas. My daughter sometimes makes me a licorice tea,(Being a licorice Lover) I have to tell you, It's to die for!!!
I also like Camomile, (the home grown more so) it's easy to grow and is so pretty with it' small daisy like flowers.
Best wishes LL Nat

Cally's Cottage said...

Well you have all inspired me,so I am going to have a go at growing some herbs etc to make my own tea this year too...
Gosh licorice tea,eggnog tea - all sound delicious....
Happy Drinking to you all,
Warmest,
Cally x x x

Dragonfly said...

Your blog is really lovely.....compliments and thanks for your "cup of tea" in this raining morning here in Italy!

Florence and Mary said...

As I've got older I've started to really enjoy a cup of tea! I always take one to bed with me of an evening and really enjoy it.

Victoria xx

Vale said...

Hi Cally, compliments for your blog, is so sweet and lovely! The idea of the tea bag with the card is very nice!!
Hugs from Italy, Valeria

Caramella said...

copliments for your blog...it' very nice and sweet...i like tea time whit the twinings "english breakfast", for me is a better tea!

greetings from italy,
Alessia

Caramella said...

pass by my blog and if you should add

Alessia