Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A cup of tea?







autumnlove

When it comes to tea I'm a firm believer in two things- 1: it always tastes better if you're drinking it from a pretty mug or tea cup and 2: that a cup of tea and a browse through your favourite blogs is the definition of a perfect afternoon.

Any other tea drinkers out there? I'm an earl grey or english breakfast girl, and when it comes to herbal teas green tea or white tea with pear win for me every time.

39 comments:

  1. Nothing can beat a good cup of breakfast tea. Chai tea is really nice too though.

    Those teacups are so pretty. I'd love to have a nice china set one day just for myself!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  2. Oh wow - with the rain pouring from the skies here in SoCal, this post explains EXACTLY what I wish I were doing right now (but unfortunately, am not...)!

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  3. wow you just made me really want some tea.
    off i go!

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  4. I am the BIGGEST tea drinker ever! i love love love tea!!!
    I totally agree thought, it DOES taste better out of a pretty tea cup or mug :)
    Those pictures are beautiful!
    x


    www.tea-an-toast.blogspot.com

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  5. I'm a fan of herbal fruit teas, such as spicy fruit or chamomile, but my favourite 'tea' is hot lemon and honey, great to drink on a swing in the sun

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  6. i'm a coffee girl myself, but i've heard my friends say that english breakfast tea and honey is seriously good.

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  7. I too enjoy drinking tea from big cups! My favorites are green tea with jasmine, mint tea and sweet chili from Yogi tea.

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  8. I love tea! And vintage tea cups and some modern ones too! ;)

    My favorites are jasmine, blueberry, earl grey with bergamot and darjeeling first flush! :) And I love all the tea mixes from Kusmi Tea too!

    Tea makes me really happy, and so does the pictures here!

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  9. ahh yeah! gotta be earl grey - no milk, with sugar! i love tea, it's in my name haha :) but i do love my lattes as well :D xo

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  10. Have you ever tried Lady Grey? It's like Earl Grey but even better! Perfect to drink from a very pretty cup.
    Sophie x

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  11. I totally agree with you. Good mug+good tea.
    Earl and Lady Grey all the way!

    :D Anna

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  12. so pretty, I want to go to a goodwill and find some cute tea cups!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  13. Can't help but agree with THAT!!! :D

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  14. I am also a addicted te drinker.
    My favorite would have to be chai, with no milk. The lovely infusion just fills your nose with delightful smells!
    White tea with pear? That sounds delicious!
    Pearl xo

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  15. what a lovely post! its POURING here in socal, so a nice cuppa tea sounds just so lovely right now.
    i adore that cup in the first picture.

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  16. what a lovely post! its POURING here in socal, so a nice cuppa tea sounds just so lovely right now.
    i adore that cup in the first picture.

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  17. i think that's my problem...i don't have the right teacup, rather i don't have a proper teacup. i usually stick to coffee, but drinking tea makes me feel more british, which i like. i have a thing for the british.
    <3

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  18. Earl grey with an extra squeeze of lemon for me. :3

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  19. yum tea, I love chai tea! pretty photos

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  20. I prefer white tea over green tea with nothing added to it. Otherwise, black tea with a light touch of milk is also really lovely. And yes, it's definitely made better when drinking tea out of a pretty cup. :)

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  21. chai tea is always good :) and yes, it always tastes better when you drink it from a cute little tea cup like those!! i love the first picture!! :)

    http://misspennylane-valeria.blogspot.com

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  22. i like earl grey and english breakfast too :) i only drink those two actually.

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  23. You are so right. I have a thing for teacups, and at the moment have at least 16 of them. If I could, I would buy new all the time. Unfortunately there's no space in our cupboard. But it really has an effort on the taste of the tea, that's for sure!

    Love, Inari
    http://agirlandanotebook.blogspot.com

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  24. Gorgeous teacups! They make all the difference. I'm an English Breakfast girl too.

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  25. My tea collection doesn't fit into my allocated pantry space, so I've taken over an entire drawer in the living room.

    I'm obsessed with teapots and other tea related paraphernalia (I even got a floral cow cream jug for christmas).

    Favourite tea is currently Lipton's Moroccan mint spice. YUMMM

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  26. my favourite is english breakfast too. and i like black tea, i don't like any milk in my tea :) hmmm white tea with pear sounds lovely i've never tried this! where did you get them?

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  27. Absolutely! Definitely a Tea Girl here. I drink it every day. I love all kinds. My favorites right now are Cherry Blossom Green, Dragon Pearl Jasmine, Hot Cinnamon Spice from Harney & Sons and Samurai Chai and Blueberry Bliss from Teavana. I'm a huge green tea fan, but I also love black and white teas, especially with just a bit of flavor. My fall-backs are Constant Comment and Earl Grey (with just a splash of cream or milk). :) Nothing like a warm cup of tea on a cold day. Especially while catching up on blog or magazine reading. Speaking of, I think I'm going to make a cup. ;)

    Also, have you signed up with Steepster.com? It's a great site for tea reviews. Here's my profile if you'd like to link up: http://steepster.com/sarakate.

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  28. Those cups are lovely - when I was little we lived in the Netherlands and often went to Germany to visit the flea markets. My mom let me pick out a mismatched tea set from all of the pieces that I liked best at the market. Being a typical kid, though, I got upset when I realized that all the other girls had matching sets. What a silly girl, now I wish I knew where those pieces were.

    And green tea in the morning, herbal in the evening :)

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  29. Yay for tea!

    One of my favorite past-times is so curl up in the colder winter months, wrapped in a blanket with my mom, and drink a good De-Caf cup of Apple Cinnamon flavored tea. Other than that, I am quite a fan of the good old Breakfast teas. But I can't stand it with milk. just plain tea, with lots of sugar...makes me thirsty just thinking about it!

    Great post, I really love those Tea-Cups :0
    xoxo

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  30. totally addicted to genmai cha right now. something comforting about the toastedness of it. i can't get enough!!

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  31. I'm a hardcore coffee drinker..... and then one day I met chai. I have both now.

    I'm the rustic, chipped, tell a story type of mug lover.
    Yet I love knowing others are drinking from dainty cups with saucers.

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  32. Mmmmm.

    Here is a recipe for easy peasy iced tea in summer.

    Get up five minutes earlier,'
    fill up the jug then pour the boiled water into a pitcher with two breakfast teabags, three tablespoons of sugar and two big slices of lemon.

    Put in fridge and chill.
    Then go out shopping, buy a pretty floral tea-cup from a thrift store and a vintage spoon from somewhere you've never been, come home and enjoy a cup of tea with ice-cubes and the sunset to whisper your secrets to.
    x

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  33. I am a compulsive tea drinker. It depends on my mood in relation to what tea i drink. This is a basic outline;
    Green - Whenever, Wherever
    Chai - To spice things up a bit
    Peppermint - Relaxing, Soothing
    Black - If I want milk and sugar
    Other Herbal - Depends on the weather
    (: I just love Tea

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  34. Hey Amanda,
    Not quite in line with everyone else's love of a cup of tea but I think you should read (particularly being a New Zealander!) Katherine Mansfield's story "A Cup of Tea". Absolutely one of my favourites of hers which is saying something considering I've read every single one, and written a play about her :P I adapted "A Cup of Tea" for the play and it was my favourite bit of the whole thing!!!
    :)
    amelia

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  35. Hello! Those cups are so beautiful! And it makes all the difference, you are completely right.
    I'm a big fan of Earl Grey as well, but you must try Lady Grey Tea. I believe it's even better. It's not that strong and you will be dazzled by the taste of Seville Orange and lemon peel.
    Try it and let me know what you think!

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