But one of the best things was discovering teapots that I had stashed away and forgotten about. Case in point- this beautiful silver one complete with cream and sugar pieces that came from Chris’s parents’ house.
Isn’t it beautiful? Chris’s dad had it all wrapped up in silver cloth so there is not a spot of tarnish on it anywhere even though it has been stored this way for at least 6 years.
There is a matching coffee pot with the set as well and I love that this is a piece of history from Chris’s family that I can have and cherish forever.
The lids feature a cute little knob that adds to the beauty of the pieces and I think it just makes a statement, don ‘t you?
There is just nothing like a cup of tea to calm my frazzled soul and lately I have been turning to tea more and more often. I think it is the perfect answer to dealing with stressful days. You just cannot be stressed when you brew the perfect cup of tea and enjoy sipping it. It is the perfect cure to stress for me.
Enjoy your day today and help yourself to cup of tea as well.
Suggested ration is one teaspoon of leaves per cup of water. Some light teas like oolong, white and greens may taste better with twice that ration.
Use boiling water (212 degrees F) when preparing black, dark oolong, light oolong and white teas.
Do not steep your tea longer than recommended or it will taste bitter.
Black: 5 minutes
Dark Oolong and White: 7 minutes
Light Oolong and Green: 3 minutes