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Tea For Tuesday – 7/29/14

July 29, 2014
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Laura’s Blog Entry

We’re getting fancy today! I thought it would be nice to photograph tea cups from my collection to go along with the featured teas. Not all of them have a story to tell, but this one does.

This teacup was gifted to me by a dear family friend. My sister and I spent hours at her home with her daughters, playing a game we invented, called “Maids and Ladies.”

They had a formal dining room and loads of antiques, so it felt very fancy to sit in there. Two of us would be the ladies and the other two girls were the maids. The ladies were served tea in cups from the collection in the dining room. This one was always one of my favorites.

The maids also served drinks in plastic champagne glasses left over from New Year’s Eve. As I remember it, the maids were constantly in trouble for various mistakes of service. Truth be told it was much more fun being the maids! It was kind of boring being the ladies and sitting at the table all the time.

Today’s featured tea is a new one I just recently purchased. It is the Republic of Tea Downton Abbey English Rose Tea.It is a caffeine-free blend of rose, raspberry and hibiscus. It is also recommended as an iced tea, although I haven’t tried that yet.

If you like a fruity or floral herbal tea, you might enjoy this lovely ruby-red blend.


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