What is the perfect cup of Tea? Tea is best made with fresh, good-quality tea leaves in a pre-warmed teapot of your choice with boiling water and served in a … Continue reading “Nobody can teach you how to make the perfect cup of tea. It just happens over time. Wearing cashmere helps, of course”.
We are all being urged to stay home across New South Wales and Victoria, so this week in a clearing out frenzy I pulled out a tea set I had … Continue reading Tea! Bless ordinary everyday afternoon tea!
Well designed objects fulfil our desire for art and beauty and are a genuine source of pleasure every time we use them. The ubiquitous Teapot is one such object that … Continue reading The very sight of a teapot puts a smile on the face of most people.
Tea lovers are notoriously pedantic about their tea-drinking habits, and I know this because I am one of them. As obsessive tea drinkers our customs, rituals and tea habits are … Continue reading “A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter.”
Although the much-loved song from A Sound of Music says ‘Tea with Jam and Bread’, Tea is terrific just on its own or with piping hot scones fresh from the … Continue reading ‘Tea – a drink with jam and bread’
From the beginning of Tea two thousand years ago to when Tea first arrived in England in 1657, Tea has become the second most popular drink after water around the … Continue reading “What better way to suggest friendliness and to create it- than a cup of Tea?”
Don’t you just love the pretty colours and designs of special cups and saucers we see at High Teas? These are called trios; a cup, saucer and plate or a … Continue reading A Sip Of The Past
Water, tea and champagne are my favourite beverages. How about you? Evidently there are health benefits for us to enjoy in drinking all of them. “I drink Champagne when I’m … Continue reading Tea but first Champagne
Earl Grey Tea was once my favourite Tea, but now I find the citrus and floral infused black tea just too aromatic for my taste. I prefer instead, a more … Continue reading “Earl Grey is really more of a ‘Sense and Sensibility’ kind of tea”
Teacups have been collected for as long as people have enjoyed Tea. Beginning in China during the eighth century where Tea was served in small porcelain or stoneware bowls. Over … Continue reading Life’s Short Use the Fine China!
The ancient Chinese proverb above encapsulates the sentiment I felt in lockdown last year on a ship heading for Italy at the height of the pandemic. Without warning, the Captain … Continue reading “Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one”
Our long days of self-isolation and being confined to our homes for all but essentials, provide an opportunity for us to think about what we value most in our lives. … Continue reading “The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement.”