Thursday, October 2, 2008

Tea









Tis the season for delicious, steaming cups of tea. Granted, I hardly think there's a season I don't have my morning cuppa, but, that's besides the point. Tea during the chilly mornings and afternoons of autumn seems as comforting as pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, or sugar cookies at Christmas. Although I enjoy my herbal and green teas, black tea is my favorite. Twinings Lady Grey, Celestial Seasons India Chai and Tazo's English Breakfast, all seasoned with a teaspoon of dark honey and milk! Anyone have any favorites? Or if you're not a tea drinker, do you have any hot drink proclivities in the fall?

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Images from Janne Peters enchanting collection, found here!

20 comments:

Art Kitten said...

Ah Jewels, you and I are so kindred.

These images are beautiful. I have been having my strong cup of coffee every morning, but around 2:30 I have tea time, and sit with a cup of Earl Grey and a sweet. It makes me feel so happy.

Jude said...

I guess I deprive myself of some of life's little pleasures here. I pretty much eschew caffeine in general, so am not a coffee achiever or a tea connoisseur, although do love a big glass of Twinings Earl Grey decaf iced tea in the summer.

I am looking forward to the Pumpkin Spice Martinis that flow freely at my annual holiday happy hour in December, but I guess that doesn't count as they're not served hot!

Tyler said...

tea time, a sweet civility that i completely neglect. love the idea and love the slowing down. if i did take tea i would drink it exactly as you described with honey and milk. i seem to drink a strong latte every morning and then i'm on the go...sigh. hot cocoa around the holidays is a must!

and the photos below are deliciously cozy.

ThePeachTree said...

If I didn't know any better, I'd say you wrote this post JUST for me :) ONLY ME!! I love those blooming teas :)

pve design said...

You must read, "Three cups of Tea" - nothing better than sharing a cup of tea and saving the world.
My favorite tea we recently brought back from Brussels (Bruxelles) is Univers du The-"paradis sauvage" and it does soothe the inner savage.

Callie Grayson said...

I have to have coffee in the morning, strong coffee!
but i REALLY have to have my afternoon tea. i love black teas. Earl Grey is my favorite. plus a biscuit or two, well really three!!

I have a special tea pot at work and severaly at home.

love the photos! so pretty makes me want to have a cup of tea now.

please sir said...

Oh I love tea so much - these are AMAZING - thanks for the find!

Rachel said...

Black tea for me too! I drink so much tea during the day (cold office) that I have to get by on plain old Lipton (no milk, no sugar) or I'd be bankrupt.
My fave? Big Red Sun by Harney and Sons. It's as delicious as the tin it comes in. If I'm drinking that, I'll indulge in a bit of cream as well.

♥ Tiny Red said...

such soothing images! really lovely :)

Joslyn said...

i love this...those sugar sticks are divine. i've been trying to drink more tea of late.

cindy : quaint said...

i love the blooming teas and those swizzle sticks! i could use a nice cup of tea today. it's much chillier than i expected.

Krissy said...

Lovely photos! I've always wanted to treat myself to one of those bloom teapots...

I'm a big fan of tea, one of my favorites is the Tazo Passion tea. Also, anything from David Rio.

Wish we could get together sometime for a cup :)

Danielle said...

I'm never one to pass up a cuppa. A chamomile tea before bed is the perfect way to end the day.

PS: Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hi :)

Fiona Robyn said...

Just reading the TITLE of that post at this time in the morning (8am here) had me scurrying downstairs from my office for my first lovely cup of black earl grey... I'll send you a virtual one ;)
gorgeous photos as always! x

Absolutely Unique said...

Oh Julia! What gorgeous shots! I LOVE tea and I'm pretty fond of collecting beautiful tea cups. Your blog is awesome. I've bookmarked it.

wunderbug said...

gorgeous post, jewels! i particularly like the picture of the sugar sticks.

tea.. coffee.. i just love something warm in the morning. and in the afternoon. and in the evening. you're so completely right - tea is good for any season.

current preferences: white tea with just a tiny bit of brown sugar, earl grey with milk, and of course.. hazelnut coffee with milk. mm.

RiverMist said...

ahh
I FUNCHING love your blog!!!
AND i FUNCHING LOVE TEA.
specially lemongrass and anise.
glad I found your blog.
I would love to exchange links.
let me know.

bronwyn said...

I am so glad I came across your blog. It is really lovely. I also love tea. I start every day with a giant cup of coffee, but I drink tea for the rest of the day. My favorites are Lapsang Souchong, Eral Grey or English Breakfast with a splash of milk, and brown rice green tea. This time of year I also like spiced cider!

A Print A Day said...

beautiful. i like simple, not overly done, shabby chic.

Samosas for One said...

Oh my goodness! I love these images. Have you ever looked at the Cup of Chai blog?