I already actively participate in this next tradition, however I wished it were more accustomed to in this country. I am talking about Tea Time!
I am so much in love with tea. I collect teapots, I love the idea of tea parties, and in fact, one of my arms is dedicated to my love of, well, tea. (and candy) I love tea hot. I love tea iced. Steeped, brewed, or made by the sun, all loved equally.
To me, there is nothing more calming or relaxing then curling up with a cuppa tea, a good book, and Band of Horses. Geez. Just thinking about that, makes me breath slower.
When I was a young lady, I remember watching my mom fix a cup of hot tea. Waiting for the tea kettle to heat. Stirring in a mix of honey and milk. Or if you had a sore throat, honey, lemon and milk. It is sooo comforting to me. Something that I treasure.
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." ~ Henry Jones, The Portrait of a Lady