Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Tea Cozy



You know I love coffe. Believe me, I LOVE coffee.




But. There are occasions where nothing will do but a cup of tea. Piping, steaming, fragrant tea.




I've been consistently cold today. You know. Hands and feet perpetually cold. Odd for the middle of August, I know.

I think this calls for a cup of hot tea. Don't you?


Now, I considered other ways to get warm. I think of my hubby as my own personal heater. I swear his body temp hovers at around 150 degrees or so. Unfortunately, snuggling with him means he is sweating in about 10 seconds. Plus this is a family blog, so I couldn't get very far posting about that....






How do you take your tea?




Here in the South, tea is usually brewed, sweetened (heavily) and served over ice. It's a staple at meals and very refreshing on a hot summer's day. Interestingly enough, although I've grown up on sweet tea, I don't make it often at home. I drink it only occasionally.




Others drink hot tea, heating water and adding tea bags or loose tea and letting it steep. Some add honey, lemon, and/or milk as well.

That is my preference today. A piping hot cup of Earl Grey. Lightly sweetened, with milk.


What will you have?
Just let me know....I'm pouring.






3 comments:

Lady Em said...

That picture of the lady with the tea cup cracks me up. That is what I look like in the morning!!!!!!
I love tea, especially when I am cold, it is the best along with a warm bath and a good book. Can you tell I am sleepy? Earl Grey with milk is divine. Yum,yum,yum.

honeybea said...

I can't seem to adjust myself to hot/warm tea, I do try. I have a cup of nettle tea when I'm able, it's suppose to be very good for you. I also have fennel seed tea. It is good for your digestive system if you can handle the licorice taste and smell. Add some honey and a little sugar and mmm, it's not bad, I mean if you like hot/warm tea which I don't so much.

christyhulsey said...

I will have a cold, lightly sweetened tea on ice please. Thanks for the pour. Oh, and no lemons. And, no straw.