Monday, April 24, 2017

#AtoZChallenge - T is for Tea

For me, one of the essential aspects of self-care is tea.

I am an addict, and I usually drink at least a pot of it each day, usually two :D

My staples at the moment are:

- Yogi tea licorice
- Pukka ginger-lemon tea
- Green tea from Dilmah
- Yogi Women's Tea

There is something so comforting in having your tea in a beautiful cup (like this vintage teacup and saucer I bought at a thriftstore, together with three similar ones).

And there is nothing better than cupping that cup with both hands and letting your thoughts drift away on the wafts of steam coming from the tea.

And then, taking the first sip cautiously, hoping you won't burn your lip.

That first sip is invariably followed by a deep sigh of contentment.


  1. Hi Sylvia - I love drinking out of a proper china cup and saucer ... a vintage one is even better ... for some reason I'm not into teas - but do have a couple of cups in the afternoon - plain ordinary British (Indian!) tea ... cheers Hilary

    1. As a teen, I hated tea, then I discovered, through my aunt, the deliciousness of the various tastes of tea. Now I am a full blown tea-head. :) when in the UK I love the ordinary british tea with milk and some delicious cookies :)

  2. Life without tea would be harder, no doubt...
    Eva - Mail Adventures

  3. I love your blog! It's beautiful. And Tea is my my favorite, too.

  4. I'd never make it through winter without having a full teapot by one elbow. Nice to meet someone else who makes it by the pot rather than the cup. I have a collection of seven teapots of varying sizes and cozies to keep the brew warm. I do prefer a bone china beaker--the tea seems to stay warm longer in a tall rather than wide cup. My teacup collection mostly comes out for company. :-)

  5. God, i was reading your post in a bus and just embarassingly realized that i was actually moving Forward with my lips wide open and eyes closed imagining your words...hi hi

  6. That is a gorgeous cup and saucer! I love vintage finds as well. The right cups (and teapots) make the experience even more delightful. I've just brewed a pot of Vanilla Orchid tea and am enjoying it as I make my way through a selection of A-to-Z posts. So glad I stopped here.



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