I warned you I had quite a few of these cute little miniature teapot sets, didn’t I? I think for awhile I was on a cow theme when I had a red kitchen. Some of these little mini sets were acquired during that time and of course the black and white cow theme was a big one for me. This one is pretty cute and I had fun when I unpacked it.
Pretty cute, right? I love these little mini tea sets and can just see my niece having a lot of fun playing with it.
I like pouring your tea, lifting
the heavy pot, and tipping it up,
so the fragrant liquid streams in your china cup.
Or when you’re away, or at work,
I like to think of your cupped hands as you sip,
as you sip, of the faint half-smile of your lips.
I like the questions – sugar? – milk? –
and the answers I don’t know by heart, yet,
for I see your soul in your eyes, and I forget.
Jasmine, Gunpowder, Assam, Earl Grey, Ceylon,
I love tea’s names. Which tea would you like? I say
but it’s any tea for you, please, any time of day,
as the women harvest the slopes
for the sweetest leaves, on Mount Wu-Yi,
and I am your lover, smitten, straining your tea.”
― Carol Ann Duffy, Rapture