Welcome to Tea and Friendship Tuesday's, hosted by Charli and Me. A place where tea and friendship are celebrated. This is a fun post that can be be filled with recipes, photo's, tablescapes, stories, quotes, poems, and interesting facts related to tea, friendship, or both. A place to celebrate anything you would like to share with a friend! If you would like to participate just pick up a button and leave a comment. That way my dear friends and I can stop by for a visit. Otherwise, I hope you will enjoy this post........
'It is very strange, this domination of our intellect by our digestive organs. We cannot work, we cannot think, unless our stomach wills so. It dictates to our emotions, our passions. After eggs and bacon it says, "Work!" After beefsteak and porter, it says, "Sleep!" After a cup of tea (two spoonfuls for each cup, and don't let it stand for more than three minutes), it says to the brain, "Now rise, and show your strength. Be eloquent, and deep, and tender, see, with a clear eye, into nature, and into life: spread your white wings of quivering thought, and sour, a God-like spirit, over the whirling world beneath you, up through long lanes of flaming stars to the gates of eternity!"
-Jerome K. Jerome-
Three men in a boat
Have you ever sent a cup of tea to a friend? This is something I love to do and it's so easy. If I haven't heard from one of my friends in a while, or I hear someone is sick, or having a birthday, I will sometimes include a cup of tea with a note or a card. I always send the prepackaged tea like Vanilla Caramel, Orange Spice, or Cinnamon Apple. Vanilla Caramel is my favorite. It's almost like sipping a yummy caramel dessert. After choosing the tea, I place it in a tea bag cover and staple it to the note or card. I do not do anything fancy with the tea bag cover. I don't use any glue. I just carefully fold all of the edges, slip the tea inside, and then staple it to the top of the inside of the note or card. Sometimes I will use a more heavy duty paper, or card stock, and other times I use regular printing paper.....
Aren't these tea bag covers sweet? They are sure to brighten any ones day. These two tea bag covers come courtesy of http://www.bakingabusiness.com/teabags/teabags.htm They have several other kinds available to choose from. Another site that has tea bag covers is http://www.juliabettencourt.com/print/mpteabagspg1.html If you really want to get fancy and are a crafty person you can learn to make your own tea bag covers at http://www.wrapcandy.com/make-teabag-covers.php I haven't tried to do anything like that yet.
When is the last time you heard from an old and dear friend? Our friendships are our blessings. Why not consider dropping your friend a little note and sending them a cup of tea? Wouldn't they be surprised! My friends love it when I do this. They sometimes send me tea too. It just makes my day when they do! It's sort of like being together even though we are miles apart ♥
I wish I could send all of you a cup of tea......
I know, when you sit down this morning to have a cup of tea or coffee think of me and I will do the same. I will think of all of my dear friends here in blogland and send warm wishes and blessings your way ♥
I hope all of you have a wonderful day!
With warmest regards, Carol