Wednesday 28 April 2010

A Nice Cup Of Tea

cream tea

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."[H. James]

Yesterday afternoon I was able to spend some time enjoying tea, [and scones, and jam and clotted cream] with a good friend. And we had some great conversation.

Henry James has a point! I felt truly blessed, and wonderfully relaxed. W E Gladstone apparently said

"If you are cold, tea will warm you-
If you are heated, it will cool you-
If you are depressed, it will cheer you-
If you are excited, it will calm you."

Time to put the kettle on again, I think!


  1. I am not allowed caffine at the moment and I am really missing my real tea!

  2. There's nothing quite so comforting as proper English afternoon tea!

  3. How true I must say I'm not human until I have my first cup of tea of the day lol!!!!! Marie x

  4. That would be 'proper' tea, not tea bags, would it??

    I think sharing a drink with a friend often leads to good conversation. Well, and a meal. Maybe its the sharing.

  5. MadMum - have you tried Redbush?? that is caffeine free and almost as good as the proper stuff!!

  6. Thanks for the Redbush tip Angela.
    I love love love tea and drink loads each day - it is just so comforting isn't it? The world is a much better place when you have a cup of tea in your hands - lol!


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