Tea Pot Social
Chat over Tea
I come from a Scottish background and when it comes to having tea that is just part of everyday life to me. My family in general drink more tea than coffee. The only time coffee was served in my parents home was at or with breakfast. When we immigrated to Canada the tradition of having tea as part of daily life came with us. The tea ritual came with us to our new found home not to be left behind. We drink tea at anytime through out the day accompanied with some tea biscuits on the side.
Must Not Forget the Biscuits!
British people in general have a sweet tooth so serving nice biscuits with your tea is almost as important as the tea itself. In a British household it would be almost shocking to serve tea without biscuits. I was more than glad to carry this part of the tea ceremony into my own home.
I look back and remember fondly on nights that my parents and I would sit back to enjoy the series "Masterpiece Theatre" with a nice cup of tea and some biscuits. One of my favorite biscuits to have with a cup of tea is the chocolate digestive- my mouth is watering just writing about them! I love to dip them in my tea allowing the chocolate to melt into the tea; which reminds me I must pick up some digestives at the shop. This is a family tradition that I have been more than glad to carry on. Its funny that a simple act of having a cup of tea can have more meaning behind it than just a cup of tea.
Tea Pot Social Vessel
The tea ritual has been around for thousands of years and it is still to this day a very important ritual in many cultures and countries around the world. People from many walks of life do a large part of their socializing around a pot of tea. People use a pot of tea as a vessel helping aide them in the social ritual of having a good chat over a nice hot brew!
Many Teas to Choose from
Just as there is many types of people in the world so are there many kinds of tea. There is too many to name them all but a few of my personal favorites are: Green tea, Black tea and White tea just to name a few. There is also many different ways to prepare and serve tea. Some people prefer their tea straight up while others like it with a slice of lemon and honey or perhaps some cream.
Sharing One's Thoughts
What ever way you like to take your tea doesn't really matter the fact that you are enjoying some good company around a pot of tea is what does matter! Making time in our hectic lives to share a pot of tea with a loved one and share your thoughts is good food for the soul.
When I get together with my parents I still enjoy sitting having a chat with them over a cup of tea. It is a great excuse to take 5 minutes of down time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and share a pot of tea. It feels wonderful to sit down, forget our woes and just enjoy a good chin-wag over a cup filled with that sacred brew we call tea.
Signed: Sipping Tea