There is nothing like a hot cup of tea to make you feel better.
Whether you have a solitary cup in the afternoon or share it with a friend, everything seems better after a cup of tea.
Growing up with a British grandmother and great grandmother, I learned the art of high tea at an early age.
My great great grandmother was born in England at a time when everything stopped for tea. Class did not matter everyone had tea in some form. There were always sandwiches and cakes involved. I still make cucumber sandwiches like my great grandmother and scones with clotted cream. Life must have been so lovely then to be able to stop in the midday to enjoy the amber liquid and a hot scone.
I cannot think of a nicer way to start the day than with a hot cup of tea with my husband. And to spend the afternoon with friends over tea an a nice selection of treats. My favourite tea time though is just me on a rainy afternoon with a got cup of tea and a good book.
Coffee is fine but it is a more high voltage drink. Little girls never offer you a cup of coffee from their teapot, even at the young age of 20 months, my little granddaughter offers us a cup of tea.
I found some lovely recipes for a selection of tea sandwiches at GREAT PARTY RECIPES. This delicious Coconut Tea Cake can be found at CRUMBS AND COOKIES. I even found a homemade Clotted Cream and Scone recipe at A LITTLE ZAFTIG. You must check them out and have a Tea Party of you own.
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