Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Heartwarming Cup

"It was George Eliot who earnestly inquired, 'Reader, have you ever drunk a
cup of tea?' There is something undeniably heartwarming and
conversation-making in a cup of steaming hot tea. . . It is an ideal
prescription for banishing loneliness. Perhaps it is not so much the tea
itself, as the circle of happy friends eager for a pleasant chat."

Book of Etiquette 1921

Twigs, Port Townsend


  1. Whether alone or with friends I think it is the deep breath that a cup of tea makes you take in that moment from spout to lips. And who doesn't need to remember to breathe.

  2. So true. So true....

  3. So true, so true....enjoying a teapot of a green tea blend that has ginger, lemon and honey right now.

  4. It is the gathering around far more than the tea itself though a bracing cup of afternoon tea is pure joy.

    Is it warming up over there? It warmed up 40 degrees here in 24 hours. I am trying not to complain not wanting to give God a hard time keeping me happy.

  5. Now you've done it! I left a perfectly wonderful set of (2) teacups and saucers at the thrift today because I didn't 'need' them. Now I'm thinking when did that ever stop me before? Rats!

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. There is nothing like a steaming cup of tea.

    Enjoyed that quote you shared!

  7. Like the quote. Too bad Twigs in Port Townsend has closed.


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