My first tea party changed my life. On the menu was a pot of Prince of Wales Tea, Walkers Shortbread Cookies with lemon curd, and wonderful conversation with my best friend. In my mind, it was equivalent to being in the Royal Family! We knew absolutely nothing about the proper way to have tea, but we were off to a great start. My, how things have changed! What is it about teatime that transports us to another place? I can drink coffee on the run, but my tea must be savored, slowly sipped from a china cup.
We never miss a tearoom when we travel. We have been served tea in tearooms that range from simple to ornate, with many styles and themes planned to bring great enjoyment to every guest. The delight of a tearoom’s atmosphere is that people are always gathered, conversing madly to the clink of the china. It is heaven.
One of the most enchanting magazines we publish is TeaTime. I can’t get enough of beautiful settings, glorious teapots and delectable foods. Can a woman own too many teapots? Of course not. I collect teapots and use them almost daily in my home. The beautiful tea setting shown is in a splendid rose garden. Serving afternoon tea to a special someone is so much fun. You might be looking for a wonderful way to have an intimate birthday celebration for a friend. Or you might just need a quiet time to listen when someone needs to talk.
Look around your home and find a wonderful place to set up your private oasis. Even if you are not the seasoned tea hostess, nothing can beat a wonderful cup of tea and a small treat.