Did someone say ‘Tea Party?’

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” -C.S. Lewis

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A sweet friend of mine recently informed me that January is National Hot Tea Month. How did I not already know this? Thankfully, we had ample opportunities to celebrate last week — with multiple tea parties in multiple locations.

One tea party included this darling little 3-year-old friend that my oldest was babysitting.

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My youngest was a guest at a tea party with her friend and her friend’s grandma. Meanwhile, I served a tea luncheon to my oldest and one of her best friends.

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And then tonight three of us had a little post-Paddington movie tea party. I won’t spoil the movie for you, but I must note that it is quite delightful and includes a very memorable scene in an antique shop during which the bear and Mrs. Brown are served tea from an enchanting toy train. It is simply magical!

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This week we aim to have at least one tea party a day, during which my youngest will likely continue to practice speaking with an English accent. Yes, we are indeed Anglophiles.

Homemade scones with Devonshire cream, crust-less cucumber sandwiches and Walker shortbread cookies are some of our most favorite items to enjoy alongside a cup of hot tea. And for the tea itself, well, we have some wonderful connections at a great place called TeaSource, which serves hot tea by the pot and also sells an extensive variety of loose leaf teas. Three of our favorites that we brought home — all black tea blends — are Georgia Sunshine, Blueberry Fields, and Roasted Chestnut. I hope to try the Fireside Spice, too.

Happy tea-sipping!

 

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One thought on “Did someone say ‘Tea Party?’

  1. How lovely, i had no idea there was a hot tea month! I have been making chai tea recently which is delicious. Can you buy Twinings tea where you are? They have some lovely English teas 🙂

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