Monday, April 14, 2008

Drink Tea With Me

Who introduced you to the "world of tea"? My tea story all began with a burgundy Hall's teapot. As a little girl I loved tea parties especially the sweets which is still true today. My mom bought the teapot and there always seemed to be an air of hushed reverence when she brought it out for tea. I hoped I wouldn't be the one to break it.

My mom is first generation American and came from a family of wonderful cooks. We would go from house to house enjoying eastern European hospitality and wonderful food. The Daffodil Cake recipe in my March newsletter is an adaptation from my Aunt Jane's recipe.

Tea in those days was from tea bags. Today I thoroughly enjoy loose tea. t~sacs make the preparation of loose tea ever so easy. It's like making your own tea bag. When you are finished, you just toss it.

My mom is 86 today and suffers from dementia. Caring for elderly parents is for another post. She still knows me and is happy to join me for a good "cuppa". I feel blessed for the opportunity to make tea for her. Please share your tea story...