Monday, September 17, 2012

Keep Calm And Drink Tea

It's been raining.
One of those slow, soul clearing, nice to walk in rains.
Three days now.
Cool temps --- 80s instead of 90s.
Perfect for tea drinking and reading.

Keep Calm And Drink Tea

I saw the teapot on a blog and began the search for one.
Months later I was in Marshalls walking through the clearance section and
there it was.
Grabbed it ... $2.99!

Keep Calm And Drink Tea

The Royal Worcester cup and saucer is another find from The Guild Shop.

Keep Calm And Drink Tea

I love the handle, the gold accents, the lovely flowers.

English Breakfast

Pretty in the pot!
Two Leaves Tea Company announced a new line of affordable "luxury" teas
They are traditional English Style paper teabags (no tag or string)
with tea that's organic and fair trade certified.
I was asked by Stephanie at Steph's Cup of Tea
if I would taste test three of the new teas and I said yes!

Today I'm sharing the English Breakfast Tea and Decaf English Breakfast.
I let the kettle come to a boil and then let the water rest for a moment before pouring into
the pot and adding the tea.
I let the bags steep for 3 full minutes.
I thought they were both delicious with a nice full tea aroma.
I added a lemon slice and thought they were even better.
When I taste tested this tea, the weather was very hot and that means iced tea.
It was okay, but I much prefer English Breakfast hot.

Thanking our tea party hosts:

Wishing you WELL, much JOY and a wonderful cup of TEA!


Janet said...

A stack of books and a pot of tea...what could be better on a rainy day!

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

That is one bargain teapot!!

Irene said...

Oh I'm putting the kettle on. Love your purchases. What a fabulous mug. Gives us just that little bit more to enjoy.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A very cute teapot, Snap, and your teacup is lovely! I really like the shape of it. What fun to taste test special teas! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today. Have a wonderful week.


Beth said...

What a cute teapot, Snap! I like your cup too. Enjoy your reading! We have rain today too, and I have the windows open. I like to listen to the gentle rainfall, and I like to smell it too. Have a good week!

Steph said...

And thank YOU for your generous reviews! I'm loving that teapot, and I'm reminded that I want to find the book, The French Art of Tea. ;-)

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a great teapot! I'd have grabbed it too. We have to drive an hour to find a Marshall's. I miss them!!! The tea looks great as well! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Karen Harvey Cox said...

I love that stack of books, and your tea looks delicious. The teapot is so adorable. We have had the most glorious weather for a week straight, but rain is in the forecast for this week. So I am savoring the remains of the day.


kitty said...

Wow, I would've bought that tea pot, too!! That was a bargain. Thanks for your reviews on the teas.

Millie said...

I love the teapot!...and what a good price!

Crafty Christina said...

It is going to rain here tomorrow, so that is my plan too!

xinex said...

Wow! What a deal! I liove Marshall's!...Christine

Deb said...

I just love tall tea-cups. This one is very pretty. Thanks for popping by. Deb

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Beautiful Royal Worcester cup and saucer, and the teapot is so fun!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love that teapot -- oh, how very British!

Ruthie Miller said...

Love the teapot on top of teabooks. I am always on the search for new/old tea books. You are right; the handle on that mug is so pretty! Different and made with a flourish. I bet the person who designed that really enjoyed creating that design.
Ruthie from:

I picked up the same teapot in red for my friend. Gotta love Tj Maxx and Marshalls.

Terri said...

Mmmmmmmm....just hearing you speak of your new tea I am wishing I had a cup in my hand! They sound delicious! I have seen the Two Leaves Tea Co. but did find them pricey, I haven't tried them yet. The new line sounds fab!

I am loving your Karma! What a wonderful thing to see your wish sitting right there on the shelf and for such a small sum! Yay for you! That is a fabulous tea pot! And your newest tea cup is positively unique and gorgeous! I love that handle too! The coloring is perfect for fall and winter.
I love seeing some of your books too : )

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Snap,
I'm already longing for rain here but the temperatures are still high and the days very sunny...
As to your teapot, it's something any of us would like to find and the Royal Worcester cup and saucer is sobeautiful and unusual!
Thanks for the lovely tea with books...

Spanish Princess said...

How exciting to be a "tea-tester"! I love English Breakfast Tea and am excited to be able tohave cooler weather coming so I can enjoy it even more!

Pat said...

The teapot is so cute. The cup is gorgeous!

Diann said...

Wow, what a lucky find in that teapot! And an amazing price. Your teacup set is very pretty. I hope your week is wonderful!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I would love to share a cup of tea and a good book with you :-)

Jocelyn @

Sherry said...

Books and tea on a rainy day. Nothing more needs to be said!

Other than SCORE on that tea pot!

Carole said...

What a fun teapot!

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