I invite you
to please be my guest for tea
at a room with high standards of taste
where the hostess remembers my face
and greets me by name at the door
and recalls what I've ordered before
and inquires kindly after my day,
and appreciates all that I say.
She'll have orange pekoe for the pot
and darjeeling, as likely as not,
or if you are not in the pink
our hostess knows which herbs to drink,
like ginger to help with the grippe
mixed with cinnamon and the rose hip;
or fresh lemon balm if you wish,
perhaps blended with sweet licorice.
So whether you feel well or ill,
this refreshment will quite fit the bill
and, of course, you will quite enjoy me.
Yours truly. RSVP
The History of Tea
Tea is one of a handful of
plants that have shaped the world. Countless lives have been
enriched by it - and more than a few sacrificed for it.
Across cultures and centuries, tea has been endlessly adapted and
reinvented. Fresh, yet timeless, tea is both the flavour of the
moment, and the taste of the past.
Tea may be steeped in history, but history is steeped in tea.
you need to give the most beautiful tea party possible.
Afternoon tea is a time for relaxation and revitalization.
Served in an elegant manner with music playing softly in the
background, it typically features delectable small sandwiches, scones,
cakes, and pastries. For cooks who want to create this civilized
experience at home, here are recipes from the finest places to have
tea in the United States, Canada, and England, along with tips on
brewing the perfect pot and a guide to the worlds teas. Accompanying
the cookbook is a recording of beautiful chamber music for harp,
flute, violin and cello.