Afternoon tea is a big deal at our house. I figure if it's good enough for the Queen of England, it's good enough for me.
Somehow the moment to just sit down, do nothing and say, "Miller Time" is very restorative. With that, and my afternoon nap, I figure I can get in two full eight hours days of work. And, if others are home to share the moment, so much the better. There is something about the ritual of preparing the tea pot that allows anticipation, while encouraging contact among the participants.
But, surely everyone has enjoyed a pot of tea and the experience surrounding it. This isn't necessarily news. What is it I want to share?
I have to let you know about the latest tea wrinkle I've found. Tea flowers. The TeaPosy or tied bundles of fine teas that are drawn up into packets to blossom in a clear glass pot of boiling water.
The music, the vistas and the tea. Ah-h-h-h!
We happened upon them in a gift shop on vacation about five years ago and have been fascinated with them ever since. Not only is the tea delicious, but the visual appeal is a show stopper. I can't think of anything else so elegant, unless it is a silver tray full of baby eclairs and petit fours to go along with the tea.
If you like the possibility of this sublime distraction as much as I do, go to visit the TeaPosy web site by clicking here.
Glass blowers create pots to show off each TeaPosy
With the holidays almost here, mail ordering these works of art might be a good idea. I am always amazed at the relatively low prices, especially when one watches the videos to see all of the perfection required to produce each tea flower and glass pot.
Now, having afternoon tea is an unfolding display for all the senses. Huzzah!