Friday, 1 May 2020

A nice cup of tea


There not being much to blog about at the moment with not going out and not doing anything but rest, relax and recuperate I thought you might like a post about tea. I was so pleased to receive the gift of a hamper from my son and daughter-in-law who both live and work in London, it meant more to me than the gift itself.


When I unpacked the contents of the gift hamper I realised the caddy contained loose leaf tea. I mainly drink coffee but we always have a box of tea bags on the go and it's years since I used loose leaf tea. Hubby fished out our old teapot from somewhere in the depths of the cupboard but I didn't have a tea strainer, I used to have one at one time but it must have been thrown away. No matter, I was able to order one online and wait for it to arrive. So yesterday we were able to enjoy a nice cup of tea and enjoy it we did. We have yet to sample the tasty sounding chocolate pearl biscuits and damson and claret jam. I can still remember in my mind's eye my mother's tea caddy and spoon, I was always fascinated with the caddy spoon for some reason, I think I may have to source one and make taking afternoon tea a habit :)



14 comments:

  1. You can't go wrong with a good brew can you? What a thoughtful gift and the packaging is so pretty. I love how you intend to make a new habit of enjoying afternoon tea. X

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    1. I don't often make myself a cup of tea preferring coffee so this is a real treat. Yes I definitely will make a habit of making a pot of tea in the afternoons.

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  2. How lovely to receive that gift. We've not had loose leaf tea for ages at home, but occasionally have it in cafes. My Mum had a spoon for her tea caddy, which was sort of shallow with a very short squat looking handle. Enjoy the rest of the hamper. Take care, stay safe and huggles.

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    1. It certaainly was a lovely surprise, totally unexpected. Mum's caddy spoon was like a shell-shaped bowl and I've seen some similar online so have just ordered one. I'm sure the biscuits and jam will be delicious.

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  3. I've not had loose leaf tea for years but I remember my mum's caddy spoon. The biscuits and the jam sound delicious and the afternoon tea habit sounds like a good way of enjoying part of your rest and recuperation :)

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    1. I've looked online and loose leaf tea is still sold in supermarkets so will add some to my next grocery order. I'll definitely keep up the afternoon tea habit and hubby is making it and having a nice cup of tea himself too :)

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  4. From Ann via Bloglovin'

    Wow! Fortnum & Masons goodies...what a great present from your son and d-i-l. I hope they are okay in London.

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    1. I've been in Fortnum's food hall a few times and it's fabulous, well worth a visit. We've not been to London for quite a while and no inclination to go anymore, it's far too busy and especially not now in this crisis. It's always a worry knowing that son and daughter-in-law work in the city but they are O.K.

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  5. What a lovely gift!!!!!!!

    I have never really "gotten into" tea drinking. Probably because I do not brew it.

    Wish I did love it, as I can only have 1 cup of decaf a day. An afternoon tea would be lovely.

    Enjoy everything!!!!!

    "Tra la, it's May"
    🌱🌸🌱😊🌱🌸🌱

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    1. I certainly will enjoy these goodies. I've never really been much of a tea drinker but have to say it is more refreshing than coffee and I will look forward to my daily cup of tea now.

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  6. How are you feeling.......????????

    "Tra la, it's May"
    🌱🌸🌱😊🌱🌸🌱

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    1. I won't lie wisps, it has been tough since the operation and I have a lot of pain in my arm. I have been good though, no lifting, no housework and I'm taking things easy. I'm anxiously waiting for that phone call next week now. Thank you for asking.

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  7. What a beautiful gift, so thoughtful. I remember the tea caddy and spoon when I was growing up too, I too was fascinated with the spoon.

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    1. I've ordered a caddy spoon online, not an essential item but I suppose we were fascinated because they were different and now I have to have one :)

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