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Tea and sympathy...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

I believe in the power of tea. I have chamomile every night before I go to bed. I drink 2 cups of green tea a day when I'm a work. I rely on peppermint tea to help settle a sour tummy. I have an assortment of blends to choose from on the weekends

For myself I generally just brew by the cup. I can make it special by selecting a cup to fit my mood. I have elegant, simple, happy and motivational cups which help to make my tea moments extra special for me.

I also believe in the power of a Tea Party. I have a special little teapot. It's glass. I use these nifty tea flower balls from PRIMULA for the tea blend -- generally a green tea/jasmine tea blend.

I have tea parties with my grand children.... they love picking the flower and watching it bloom. Sometimes we dress up. Sometimes we have our tea with POOH cookies or animal crackers. Sometimes we dunk and sometimes we don't. Some times they want it with honey and sometimes we drink it plain -- I generally like mine plain. But we never fail to have fun.

Sometimes we muddle with what to say when someone is having a hard time in life. I've found that a TEA PARTY can help. I pack up my tea pot and my flowering tea balls and head out. I surprise them with the company, I amaze them with the flower, and I settle in for a listen. Lots of times the distraction from their problems is enough to put them at ease for a while. Other times its an icebreaker in order for the communication to begin.

I'm finding that the art of a tea party is being lost -- as is a sit down meal at the table with family. I'm glad I have the opportunity to pass on the traditions of both. They are times when the focus is on each other and not what needs to be accomplished next. I don't think my relationships would have turned out the same without them.

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    That is amazing. I drink tea all the time, but I haven't taken the time to have a tea party. I will need to think about why and what I can do to change that.
    1964 days ago
    I too love the surprise on my guests faces with the flower balls. A tea party is a good way of giving ones full attention to someone else. Good on you.
    1964 days ago
    I love teas I have quite an assortment and a very old ceramic teapot and a glass one with a stand and a votive warmer.
    1964 days ago
    You are so right! I find tea so soothing too. What a great idea, though, to pack up the special tea pot, the flower and some wonderful tea to visit with someone who is grieving. Awesome idea.

    1964 days ago
    So sweet! I, too, love tea and tea parties. Took all my granddaughters to an amazing High Tea Tea Party at a 5 star hotel last year. I bought them all beautiful dresses and their moms and I also dressed up. The little girls had such a good time, but I think I had the very best of times. It was so special. Thanks for sharing!
    1964 days ago
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