Afternoon Tea and Cream Coloured Roses
Last month, when Spring had not yet arrived, (who am I kidding- Spring still hasn’t really arrived!!!) but we were aching for some sign of life, my mom splurged and bought a bouquet of roses. Although cut flowers don’t last for long, and can be expensive to buy regularly, they are such a nice treat during the long long days of Winter and the early days of Spring when there is nary a sign of green to be seen anywhere out of doors. It is amazing what a pretty bouquet of flowers can do to lift the spirits! And a bunch of beautiful cream coloured roses, with just a hint of blush pink in the centre, paired with a cup of afternoon tea- what a perfect combination.
You might think, judging by the photographs I often take, that all I do is drink tea. And yes- you would be correct. 😉 At any given moment of any day, you will most likely find me with teacup in hand, sipping away. The most often answered question in the house is, “Shall I put the kettle on?” And the answer is almost always a resounding, “Yes!”
For me, it must always be black tea (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Ceylon or Orange Pekoe are my favourites), lightly steeped and without anything else added to it. (Although, yes I do occasionally enjoy a cup of green as well) I used to drink my tea strictly the English way- with milk and sugar, if you please, but now I enjoy drinking it plain. I once read that tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, after water- and I don’t doubt it! For me, it is most definitely the second most consumed- and some days I have to remind myself that water should come first, not tea 🙂
What better way is there to spend an afternoon, than enjoying a pretty bouquet of roses, and a small tea party for one?
Do you enjoy drinking tea, and how do you take it? Do you do “afternoon tea” or do you just drink it whenever you feel like it? And do you like to get bouquets of cut flowers?
May 6, 2017 @ 1:54 am
What a splendid afternoon admiring a pretty bouquet and sipping tea. I’m totally with you on the black tea without anything added. And tea is one thing I must say I will invest in. I do like to splurge on a fancy variety from time to time as it brings me so much happieness!
May 9, 2017 @ 10:18 am
I like to get fancy varieties every so often too! It is such a lovely indulgence 🙂
May 9, 2017 @ 3:02 am
I am seldom without a cuppa either! I like to drink green tea when I’m in work (my favourite one at the moment is strawberry and chilli – really perks me up!) and tend to stick to black tea at home in the mornings. I have a herbal tea before bed some nights as well. The only tea I don’t like is rooibos (the redbush one), and peppermint flavour.
May 9, 2017 @ 10:21 am
I don’t like rooibos very much either- but then again it isn’t a true “tea”. Chilli tea really does sound like it would perk you up too! I must admit I am rather unadventurous with my tea blend choices 🙂
May 21, 2017 @ 2:13 pm
Such a pretty tea cup. I’m a big tea drinker too. I like a good mug of standard tea with milk but am also a big fan of both Earl and Lady Grey and peppermint tea. And jasmine tea too, that is lovely and refreshing.
May 21, 2017 @ 6:20 pm
I too love jasmine tea- my Grandma once had some of that “blooming” jasmine tea, and it was delicious! But usually I just have plain old tea 🙂