Today’s blog post is how tea can bring friends together. During this whole Covid19, it was rather hard to have people over. But since restrictions are easing, it was high time for us to have someone over for tea.
So I spent the morning cleaning and just preparing for the arrival of my friend. My sister and mother helped with making iced tea and cutting fruit for parfaits. Since we live in a hot and humid state, hot tea didn’t seem appealing. So my sister made some lovely iced tea Peach and Raspberry.
I quickly made some blueberry scones. I have to say that I have missed my daily baking since going back to work. This made me enjoy preparing the scones, as I was able to do something I enjoy as well as make something sweet for my friend to savor and enjoy.
My sister made some old-fashioned clotted cream and I put everyone on beautiful china and ceramic dishes. Everything was so beautiful. I only lament that I didn’t get a picture of the whole setup.
We had a nice talk over the ice tea and scones.
Having someone over made me realize how tea can bring people together. It is often so easy to forget the more beautiful and special things in life.
As Emily Barnes writes in her book, ” If Tea cups could Talk.”
“The very act of preparing and serving tea encourages conversation. The little space in time created by teatime rituals call out to be filled with conversation. Even the tea itself– warm and sweet and comforting– inspires a feeling of relaxation and trust that fosters shared confidences. Even more important, tea nurtures friendship by inviting us to be present to one another– right now, in the moment.”
And I can honestly say that that this is exactly what I felt like when I had my friend over for tea. So don’t be afraid of inviting someone over for tea. You may be surprised at how wonderful it will feel. And since we are in need of a little fellowship, inviting someone to tea might just be the relaxion you need.
Have a great week,