Friday, January 30, 2009
Tea Time Charm
It seems that almost everyone is into ‘tea’ these days. It’s no longer reserved for nobility or regal tastes exclusively. This delicious beverage, hot or cold, which was once associated with aristocracy and the art of living well, is now a favourite staple in every home. From delectable teas, to serving sets in fine china (see Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide) to tea table settings (see Tea at Trianon), tea time has been transformed from stuffy sipping to wonderful time for connecting with friends.
Now, if you want to really get serious about tea- You need to go to the expert: Etiquette with Miss Janice is a must visit. She has 14 posts written on the subject. From the first post on, she discusses tea origin, tea accoutrements, service…and, of course, etiquette is de rigueur! I particularly love her Post # 5 which discusses everything needed for the perfect tea time setting. She even uses a quilted tea cozy to keep the tea warm! It’s an absolutely charming blog filled with information and tips to avoid any unwanted faux-pas (gasp!)
Posted by Ms. Lucy at 8:28 PM