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’
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”
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.”
One of life’s great pleasures is to cook for others and to share a meal around the table. Family and friends gathering around the table to share lunch, afternoon tea, … Continue reading At My Table
Elevenses, morning tea, chai, char, te, teh, tae, thee, or te all are words around the globe that describe taking Tea. A pleasurable pause in life for a liquid refreshment … Continue reading Taking Tea
Evidently George Orwell the famous English critic, writer and essayist loved a cup of Tea as much as any of us. In his essay ‘A Nice Cup of Tea’ he … Continue reading George Orwell Musing on Tea
The quintessential treats that to enjoy with a cup of Tea are always scones. Loved the world over and called by so many different names, they are nonetheless, delicious for … Continue reading Tea and Scones