Time for Tea

 

So…winter is here. This is the perfect time for tea.

I love tea. I mean, I really LOVE tea. I remember every time when we used to visit my grandma, first thing she did, was offering us tea. No matter if it was during winter time or on a hot summer day. I loved her tea. It was “grandma’s tea”. Even years after when I grew up and used to make myself tea in her house, it didn’t had the same taste… It’s kind of tradition in my family that we serve tea (with sweets) almost after every big family meal or holiday dinner.

Tea is the most common beverage in the all world, but no one is sure of its exact origins.

I’m very fascinated by all of thous tea parties. Victorian tea party, English afternoon tea, and of course the Tea party in Alice in wonderland.

Victorian tea parties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Victorian Tea Party would be the most elegant of all. The Victorian era was a period of extravagant entertaining and everything was done lavishly. Afternoon tea was invented by Anna Duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. During this time, the noble classes ate large breakfasts, small lunches and late suppers. Every afternoon, Anna reportedly experienced what she referred to as a “sinking feeling,” so she requested that her servants bring her tea and petite-sized cakes to her boudoir. Many followed the Duchess’ lead, and thus the ritual of afternoon tea was birthed. In fact, a culture of sorts emerged around the tradition of drinking tea.

Afternoon Tea Time

It’s means a light meal typically eaten between 3 o’clock and 5 o’clock in the afternoon of course served with Scones or light sandwiches or assorted pastries.  Yum….

 

Scones   

Scones with jam and cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awww… I’m addicted to all those  royal tea cups and saucers.

saucer

I want them all

 

I found Here some Amazing ideas of using tea cups and saucers. Enjoy your The Very different way of “drinking” from those beautiful items.


 

Handmade Vintage Tea Cup Candle Handmade Vintage Tea Cup Candle

 

   Tea and cupcakes stand

 

tea cup necklacePink Floral Teacup Necklace

 

Teacup Bracelets Teacup Bracelets

 

When you’re feeling sad & blue
And have no clue what to do
Sit down and have a cup of tea
And a hug or two or maybe three
Feel those troubles melt away
And start you on a better day.
~Paulette

(wouldn’t a tea party be lovely right now?)

P. S. Are you a tea person ? Which tea is you favorite ?   My favorite one is Jasmine or Earl Gray with fresh mint leaves.

…. I’m going to make a tea Now !!!

See You next time …. xoxo   Rachel 

 

Credits : Eras of elegance.

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24 Responses to Time for Tea

  1. Jessica M. November 2, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    Tea! :) My mom would love to read about tea. Sadly, it doesn’t do much for me :( anyways thanks for sharing!

  2. Michelle-GrapeVineCeramicsGft November 2, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    What a wonderful tradition! Nothing better than sitting down with a nice hot cup of Pepermint Tea.

  3. Linda B November 2, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I love tea, in fact I’m drinking herb tea now.

  4. Nancy November 2, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I wish I could learn to drink tea…. Nice post!

  5. Symbolic Imports November 2, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I LOVE tea too! I was born and raised in the south, so of course I love iced sweet tea with lemon :) but hot tea I absolutely LOVE peach!

  6. Florence Goilav November 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    What a lovely blog! I am a big tea lover too.:) The pictures are great! So romantic!

  7. Julie (bellathebead) November 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I love tea!!! I’m a green tea (hot tea) or unsweet tea (cold – it’s a Southern thang!!)

    As for hot tea – it’s all about the CUP!!! It must be beautiful!! :)

  8. beautifulswagstore November 2, 2011 at 1:45 pm #

    i love tea too!

  9. sammi10 November 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I love afternoon tea I go with my sister when I m in London, it’s very posh and it makes us giggle like girls ( coz we aint posh lol) I love your photo of the tea cups.

  10. magdamagda November 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    just had a cup of green tea with tulsi! have you seen the tea estates on my blog http://magdamagdadesignstudio.blogspot.com/2011/10/trip-to-kotagiri.html ? And congrats of a lovely post!

    • rachel November 2, 2011 at 10:52 pm #

      Thank You Magda, I saw Your post… Great experiences you had there !! I have never visit a tea factory :)

  11. magdamagda November 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    *on a lovely post grrr I just can’t type:D

  12. Prittyfy November 2, 2011 at 7:14 pm #

    Love those caps! Beautiful!

  13. Dee November 2, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    What lovely settings! This makes me want to have high tea!

  14. sewinggranny November 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    Love all those cute teacups!

  15. Deb-uniquecozytreasures November 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    Rachel, I just love tea too. I learned to like it from my grandma as well. I was the only one in my entire family that loved it besides her, but now my sibling love it too and some of their kids. I recognize some of those teacups. I have some of those very ones.

  16. kathleen November 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    really beautiful things you’ve done with all the pretty tea cups and saucers

  17. rachel November 2, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Thank you very much everyone, I’m happy you liked the post. I wanna wish you all cozy warmly winter :)

  18. Newcreationz November 2, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    I’m not a tea drinler myself but love those pretty tea cups and all the creative ways to use them. Great post!

  19. HollysFolly November 2, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

    I love tea and it’s traditions as well!

  20. Charlie November 3, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    The tea cup bracelets are amazing! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.

  21. The Frosted Petticoat November 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    Oh, this is soooo divine! I need an excuse to hold a Victorian Tea Party now!

  22. Anne Marie November 3, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Hey Rachel, just loved your post and your pictures are fabulous. Not crazy about tea, but boy do I like those gorgeous teacups. Glad to see your progress, blog looks great!

  23. Richard April 3, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    Hi I love Tea !! I loved the candle in the tea cup, such a great idea.
    Very Lovely post Rachel!

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