While visiting Katherine at Yellow Rose Arbor I learned that January is National Hot Tea Month. Her posts have included fascinating teapots and tin containers for tea.
First to post about the January celebration, La Tea Dah at Gracious Hospitality has been featuring various posts on nice array of tea topics. Tea lovers will enjoy the visit to Dame Agatha Twigs Tea Room in Port Townsend, WA.
Here is a website with more information on the January celebration.
With all the snow we have around here, hot is a welcome beverage. At a luncheon on Sunday January 6 the hostess gave each guest some organically grown dried herbs from her garden. This included some peppermint to steep for a hot drink. I love peppermint tea and always find it soothing and delightful to drink.
As I took out the Christmas china from my pine hutch in the kitchen I wondered what I would display next. Hearing about January as Hot Tea Month reminded me of my blue and white teacup collection which was stored over a year ago when the kitchen was being painted. I readily located the saucers in the kitchen cupboards, but forgot that the teacups were under the bed in the guest room. There are two dozen teacups and saucers in the collection. They each represent one vintage or current pattern by English, American, Danish, French, Japanese and German manufacturers.
Once I have it all well-placed in the cupboard, I will take and post photos.
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