Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tea Blog-a-Thon #7

Just wanted to add for you that are interested - on Tuesday I saw my oncologist for a check-up and all is still well. My husband and I are very thankful to our Lord and to all of you who pray for me. Thank you so, now on to more fun blogging!!
This week for the Tea Blog-a-Thon at Gracious Hospitality, we are to talk about the tea itself...what we prefer, etc.

I am definately a tea drinker. I may have 1 cup of coffee in the whole year. I keep a variety of teas in my home. Sometimes I will have a cup of peach tea, apple cinnemon, raspberry, or Lady Gray. I do not drink herb teas or green teas. When I have a cup of tea, it has to be a black tea and my favorite?
I found Earl Gray probably 30 years ago when going to lunch with my mom at the cafe in Hudsons, Detroit area. It was such a treat. We had always had Lipton! At first it was difficult to find in the grocery stores. Of course, that isn't the case any longer. My husband knows that we better have a good suppy of Earl Gray in the house. I am not above sending him out special to get it for me!
This tray is pretty much (minus the cookies) what I have every day. I have beautiful tea cups, but I prefer this glass cup because, (take a deep breath here) I nuke my water! I like that I can see when it really is boiling. I always put real sugar and milk (or half and half if I have it) in my tea. I use "pinks" for ice tea, but it has to be real sugar for hot tea. I really do think it makes a difference.
I usually have 2 cups of tea a day - one mid-morning and one later in the evening, that one usually by the computer!
When I go out to a tea room, I usually will try one pot of a specialty tea...rose hips, Earl Gray with lavender....but I always finish out with my good ole faithful Earl Gray!
I must not be the only one either that has this love, because my poor waiters on our recent cruise, were always running around looking for Earl Gray for me. That section in the tea box - was always empty. My hubby started taking extra for the next day!
So, have a great tea week and enjoy a cup of tea with me!


Kathy said...

Great post, Friend! Love your cute pictures to go along with your story! love ya...Kathy

Cori G. said...

Hi Ceekay,
I haven't posted yet but popped over to see if anyone had and what they had. You have a great collection of teas and those cups you found yesterday are to die for. How lucky are you!

A Hint of Home said...

I wish I was there on your patio and sipping some Earl Grey this morning.
Have fun with hubby today.

Anonymous said...

Nice post! I have that exact same cup. I also like to use it on a regular basis. My friend loves Earl Gray tea and she was the one who introduced it to me. I really like it too.

marye said...

Great post! I remember shoipping at Hudsons! My mom's family is from Lapeer.

La Tea Dah said...

Hi CeeKay, just letting you know that Mr Linky is finally up on Gracious Hospitality. Thanks for your post!


La Tea Dah said...

I love Earl Gray with lavender as well --- always delicious! And have you tried Lady Gray tea? It is exquisite and if you love Earl Gray, I think you'll love Lady Gray as well. It's very hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Thanks for a lovely post! I love your tea tray --- so very pretty! And I agree! Sugar for hot tea is much better than pinks.

:) LaTeaDah

ellen b said...

What a fun post! I can see you are a serious tea drinker. I was just at a tea room and had Earl Gray with lavender. Very good!

Ivory Spring said...

Hi Ceekay,

What an exhaustive collection of tea you have!!!! May I come over for a cup with you? :)

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Nice assortment of teas. I see that we share a fondness for Earl Grey, too.

Bonita said...

What fun reading about your love for Earl Grey and seeing the pictures. I like Earl Grey, but it's his lady friend that I like even better!

Alice said...

When I was a girl, my mother always had variety packs of tea. We'd debate over dinner which one we'd each pick that night. Earl Grey would always be the first to go. Your tea tray looks so pretty. Isn't it nice to have a moment every day just to enjoy our tea!

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

I enjoy black tea too, rarely herb! Very nice post. I enjoyed the photos! ~Kathy

celestina marie said...

Ceekay, your are a girl after my own heart. I am also an Earl Grey tea fan!! I always have it on hand and panic when or if I run out. It is my all time favorite. My gosh, I remember the J.L. Hudson days growing up in Michigan. It is a small world. I have made Earl Grey iced and it is really delish!!
Loved your post. I will think of you when I sip my Earl Grey. LOL

La Rea Rose

Grace Yaskovic said...

love earl grey and I enjoyed your post very much

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