Monday, January 07, 2008

Time for tea

One of my small pleasures in life is to make a pot of tea in my stainless steel pot, set the tea tray with stoneware mugs, milk jug and bowl from Lue Pottery and our Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras sugar bowl, and sit with Adam in the peace of the evening to enjoy a cup or two.

These mugs are from a set of 6 that we received as a Christmas present from my mum, they are gorgeous and I love them. We used to have a set that matched the milk jug but we're down to 2 of them so it's nice to have another set. It's a good thing mum was the one who went to Lue, I'd have come back with an entire kitchen cupboard's worth! I'm looking forward to serving up tea to my gardener in the new mugs - he appreciates the craftsmanship in the stoneware too.

Our brew of choice is Twinings English Breakfast though we vary that occasionally with a blend Adam brought home from the British Museum. I sometimes think we should be a little more adventurous - does anyone have a favourite brew for us to try?


ZuckerBaby said...

"Earl Grey, hot."

I am such a dork.

I am also, apparently, the only person on Earth who adores both Earl Grey and Lady Grey. I love the floral fruity aroma of the bergamot (and the orange in the Lady Grey). And they both taste awesome with the sweet nuttiness of soymilk, which is a relief!

mimbles said...

Nope, not the only one. I like Earl Grey but Adam turns his nose up at the bergamot so that's a teabag for one option. And I've got plenty of mileage over the years out of the commmand "Tea, Earl Grey, hot" with a "make it so" thrown in for good measure :D

Em said...

I like Twinings English Breakfast Tea too but all I drink these days is green tea........mugs look absolutely gorgeous..I love that kind of stuff :) new look blog very nice ....

hyperion79 said...

Heyla Mim, I've recently become a huge fan of T2's Morning Red. It's a lovely rich flavour, great on it's own (T's preferred method) or with milk and sugar (my favourite).

We're still using old share house mugs, but one day we'll graduate to a gorgeous tea setting like yours to complement our back deck (tea, native birds and butterflies... perfect!)

Ariane said...

I love a Darjeeling in the afternoons and evenings.

I need to put my teapots in more accessible places to use them more often.