|Making a good pot of tea requires filling the kettle with cold water.|
|I chose English Breakfast Tea for our tea today.|
I use the old fashion plan in making the pot of tea;
allow one teaspoonful for each person and one over.
|As soon as your water comes to a rolling boil pour|
it over your tea leaves; covering pot with lid and letting it steep.
|You need to warm your teapot you will be serving the steeped tea in with boiling water, allowing to warm for a minute or two.|
|After the tea has steeped for five or so minutes you can strain it into your warm teapot.|
|Look how the tea leaves puffed up!|
|Pouring Cindy Lou a "cuppa".|
|We are drinking our tea the English way, with a little sugar and milk.|
|Now for a Tea Party!|
I have set the table the night before.
|These are the fruits I will be using for our "sweets" and finger sandwiches.|
|The cucumber tea sandwich is my favorite!|
|Lemon Curd waiting patiently in the refrigerator.|
|Gwynn and Darby|
|Lemon Curd tarts!|
|I'm holding little cream puffs filled with|
strawberries and cream.
|"Somehow, taking tea together encourages an atmoshere of intimacy when you slip off|
the timepiece in your mind and cast your fate to a delight of tasty tea, tiny foods,
and thoughtful conversation". - Gail Greco