Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Mad Tea Party

`Take some more tea,' the March Hare said to Alice, very earnestly.
`I've had nothing yet,' Alice replied in an offended tone, `so I can't take more.'
`You mean you can't take LESS,' said the Hatter: `it's very easy to take MORE than nothing.'

Mother's Pride has tagged me to show my tea cups.

The first is my day-to-day stoneware mug that is a good size for any warm, soothing drink. Functional but not very interesting.

This is my rose tea cup and I do actually use it. Perhaps I shouldn't but it seems silly to just look at it. It is perfect for a nice cup of Twining's Lady Grey in the morning.

I also drink a lot of Japanese green tea (matcha) and have an assortment of tea cups. The lack of handles means you have to wait patiently for your tea to cool before you can drink it. The cast iron tea pot was made in the Year of the Dog and has a little Shiba, like my Wasabi, on it.

And so I tag Liz, Jennie, Kathi and Jennifer.

"Clean cup! Clean Cup! Move down! Move down!"


Renae said...

I just had to pop over and see your teacups! I love the teapot. What a lovely shape - is that iron?

Feathering My Nest said...

I really love your floral tea-cup and I'm glad to hear you are using it. The tea pot is really cool. I promise to be tagged, but I have to ask if I can change the rules and use coffee cups. I usually drink coffee. I get my cups for less than a dollar at thrift stores. I must have variety, and I use a different cup each day, and even switch during the afternoon, depending on my mood. I will repost my collection in honor of your request. Thanks for tagging me. Enjoy your evening. Kathi

Sharon said...

I love all your fun cups and mugs! I love assortment and I use a different cup every day! I just think it is a small way to brighten my day!

Have a great evening!

:0) Sharon

(I'm Kathi's sister)

the mother of this lot said...

I just knew you'd be a china cup girl!

Mrs. Fox said...

Renae, yep its iron and gets very hot. The small dark cup to its right is from the same set and is some sort of glazed iron. It also gets very hot to the touch. I save those for winter tea drinking.

The Lehners in France said...

Mother of this lot, you knew I wouldn't! Pud x

Jennie said...

ooh you tagged me! Now I'll have to wash up the dishes!
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I would love to play along... I will work on that for Tuesday. I have another thing lined up for Monday.

I love teacups - I have a small collection of pretty ones that were given to me, but of course, they are not the ones I use daily. The girls love to have tea parties with them, though.

So, you like macha? I have to admit that I am not a green tea fan, and that seems like the GREENEST tea you could find. I don't mind flavored greens - jasmine is a favorite here - but overall, I find them very "vegetal."
I'm afraid I am very predictable with my darjeeling, jasmine, and flavored black teas. I like Lady Grey, too - sometimes, I use it for iced tea. That is very good! Courtney loves Lady Grey.

Okay - thanks for giving me something to do! :) See ya next week then.