A cup of tea, time to step away from the happenings of the moment, to savour the ritual and enjoy the refreshment it brings.
As with most things in life the temptation is to rush ahead and miss the tiny bit of happiness that comes with this moment of stillness.
Following a link posted by a friend yesterday I was inspired to blow the dust off my shelf of gorgeous teapots and enjoy their loveliness even more. The author of the article rightly asks why we think nothing of making coffee in a cafetiere but seem to regard making tea in a pot as difficult.
I always make coffee 'properly' but had forgotten how much nicer tea is in a pot. Apparently better for the environment, certainly cheaper and a far richer tea drinking experience, tea leaves are to be embraced.
Afternoon tea always needs something yummy to accompany it and as I was using the lemon anyway it seemed a shame not to try out a new flapjack recipe
Happy baby gurgled away in her pram, the sun is finally shining and it is almost the weekend.
Truly a happy moment, most certainly worth the minimal extra effort.
Do you use a teapot?