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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Conversation About Tea

People have asked me why I would have a shop devoted to tea clothing and accoutrements. They simply don’t understand what could possibly be that important about drinking tea. Patiently, I explain to them that teatime is more than just the physical aspect of drinking a beverage. It’s the whole process that I love. Simply put, having tea is a way to bring elegance into every day living.

One cup or a pot? Think “Elegance.”
Are you brewing a cup for yourself or inviting a friend or friends to have tea with you? Whether making a single cup or a pot, think “elegance”. I have a variety of bone china teacups and mugs that I love to use. I love the graceful look and feel of china. There’s nothing like it to add a touch of elegance and romance to your day!

If serving tea to a group, don’t worry if you don’t have a matched set of teacups and saucers. Mismatched sets make lovely conversation starters. And don’t worry if your teapot doesn’t match your teacups. A similar theme or color will work together. For instance, I collect teacups and teapots with roses. They do not have to be the same pattern to look beautiful together. (You could also host a “Bring Your Own Teacup” Tea. Each guest brings their favorite teacup and shares a little information about it.)

More tomorrow...


Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I love this post Karen!! I did one kind of like this on my blog (only not this good :) ). But I drink tea every day at 2pm just to feel "feminine" with my pretty cup and relax and rid stress. Tea is a very important ritual! Thank you for your beautiful sit and all of the knowledge!

I visit you daily.

Tea Party Girl said...

Amen, sister! I linked to you from my blog today~