Sunday, May 9, 2010
Victorian Tea Party
"Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world." - T’ien Yiheng
"Though I cannot flee from the world…
I can prepare tea with water from a mountain stream and put my heart to rest." -Ueda Akinari
"Enjoy life, sip by sip, not gulp by gulp." - The Minister of Leaves
Do come in, out of the cold and make yourself comfortable. Welcome to my Victorian Tea Party.
Full tea is being served in the Main Parlor so lets head in there, and indulge in the pleasures of tea.
Ah, here we are. Let us light the lamps and bring the room to life. An old tea drinkers saying is "to make a tea stronger than usual indicates a new friendship” I noticed I brewed this pot a bit strong, hopefully to signify all the new friends who will be stopping by today.
I saved this seat for you.
Won’t you please be seated.
"The mere chink of cups and saucers tunes the mind to happy repose." - George Gissing
I will sit here - so that we may engage in pleasant conversation - of absent friends and lovers.
"Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea" - Henry Fielding, Love in Several Masques
We have for your culinary delight:
Feta Cheese & Chives Scones,
Cucumber Sandwiches and
Sir Knights world renown Crab salad..
Italian Cream cake will be served at the last remove for desert.
Please don’t be shy, help yourself, I guarantee it is all delicious
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour rededicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." - Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
"Each cup of Tea represent an imaginary voyage" - Catherine Douzel
Thank you so much for coming on this imaginary voyage to my blog and my home.