|My four year old nephew enjoying a cup|
I really like tea.
It's more than just a beverage.
Brewing a cup or a pot - wether I am slowly bobbing a tea bag up and down while my hand encircles a warm mug and the steam from the water warms my face or I am pouring hot water over a stainer with loose leaves and buds, watching them absorb and expand while the color fans out in tendrils, infusing flavor, energy, and scent into the water - is theraputic and relaxing.
The first sip, I inhale the steam and flavor even before the brew reaches my lips...
Breathe, sigh, relax, enjoy.
That is why I set up a tea station on my desk at work.
It has been most recently stocked by a trip to the Harney and Sons tea house in Millerton, NY.
I love their teas. I love their Tea House.
|My Stepmom Kathy, Allison, me, and my love in Millerton March 2012|
|My Step Mother is the CEO of Prevent Blindness Tri State and we paid a visit to the Harney and Sons Tea factory several years ago to pick up a gift basket that the Harney family donated to a silent auction. Mike Harney graced us with a factory tour. Here we are: My dad, me, and Mike Harney March 2007|
My work tea station sonsists of
* a bread box to store extra teacups, tea biscuits (gluten free for me), etc
* a tea cozy to keep my teapot warm while brewing
* a little tea pot with a strainer for loose leaf tea (purchased from Harney and Sons)
* Tea cups and coasters/saucers (I have more than one shape and size to cater to my moods)
* Tea Scoop (1 teaspoon)
* A selction of black, herbal, and green teas
|I purchased this bamboo bread box at Wal Mart a couple of years ago.|
|My mom made me this reversible tea cozy|
|Loose leaf sampler, Loose leaf tin, sachets|
|Chocolate Hatelnut Black Tea|
|Chocolate Rose Valentine Tea|
|Lovely tea pot|
|My favorite tea cup. This is from an antique mall in Fort Worth|
|Matching coasters/saucers from a completely different antique mall in Fort Worth|
|Tea Scoops. My dad got me the wooden one at an antique shop.|
How do you feel about tea?