I have a small – but treasured – collection of books that are related to the taking of Tea. Every once in awhile, I like to pull them out, reread them, review the beautiful pictures and dream of afternoons spent enjoying tea. Especially as the crisp of Fall weather starts to settle in.
I don’t even remember when I purchased my copy of If Teacups Could Talk, by Emilie Barnes. It is my favorite Tea-related book, and one I turn to often for inspiration.
It is so beautifully illustrated and includes some lovely recipes, but the thing I love the most about this book is how the author shares her love & passion for tea and tea parties. It isn’t just about drinking tea – but about using tea time as a means to building relationships.
It doesn’t REALLY matter if the liquid involved is Tea – it could be coffee, water, pop, etc. It doesn’t really matter if you choose to have tea alone, with your children, or with friends. The idea is to make taking tea a refreshing experience for the body and soul.
So whether you have an antique teapot with matching teacups and saucers handed down through generations of your family, or you have mismatched mugs collected over the years – consider inviting someone special to have some Tea Time with you.
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