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I'm taking an extra day on the farm but that doesn’t mean we won’t have a lively discussion.

Since I’ve found something for you to read that might suit you to a tea.

Regular programming will resume on Tuesday. 

J. Peterman

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April 02, 2012 12:15 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Still remember the first cup of tea I ever had in England more than four decades ago.

Real brewed tea.

Nothing like it.

April 02, 2012 12:31 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

A cup of Good Tea is a welcome Blessing most any time of day ... but, my first two pots of the day, must be coffee ... (My Drug of Choice)
I use different Teas, in which to marinate different Meats ... Makes a delightfully different Taste in the final product ... Particularly tantalizing is Lamb, three days covered completely in Rose Petal Tea ... and Duck in Formosa Oolong .......  Laurent-Perrier Champagne Rose' to accompany either, chilled to precisely Forty-Two Degrees, is a marvelous pairing .......   Upon enjoying, it is easy for one to find himself promising to serve these dishes more often in the future .......  Glaze the Lamb with a Blackberry Compote, and the Duck with a Compote of Cumquat, with just a Granule of Cardamom no bigger than the stone in Tinkerbelle's Senior Class Ring .......

April 02, 2012 1:17 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

IVAN, my I am trying to read myself to sleep...with little success mind you..........and you have awakened my appetite completely with your heartily and passionately expressed decription and appreciation for fine food.

Tinkerbell's class ring! Good one Ivan!

April 02, 2012 1:41 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

tea~beer   tea?~beer   BEER   tea?   beer....OH KAY, I drink tea in the morning after I drank BEER at night....wait a minit! they're both natch-rel,organic,good for you(actually,YES, anti-oxidents and all....)but tea is more refined for an afternoon sit down with other pretenders that would rather have BEER!!!.....and I never want to be "T" bagged

April 02, 2012 3:02 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

My birth certificate says that my father was 'assistant manager Tea Planter' I don't remember those times, but Dad knew a thing or two about brewing a decent cuppa. Many years later, I learned that the Japanese were even more obsessed with brewing tea than my dear Dad. Tea comes from a Camelia bush and you only pick the 'tip and two' leaves, which then go through a drying process. The tea grown where our family lived was packed in bright yellow paper with a black cockerel logo, available from Harrods, no less, in England. Dad's vessel of choice was an old brown teapot. When the kettle was nearly boiling, the teapot was warmed by about a cupful of very hot water, swilled around the teapot, then emptied so when the kettle came to the boil, the tea leaves were waiting in the pot - one teaspoon per person and an extra one for luck. Good eye needed to calculate the quantity of water. Then put on tea cosy ...... no, silly, on the teapot. These ghastly knitted items in strange colour combinations insulated the pot so the tea was brewed as near to boiling as possible At least three minutes. The lovely aroma as the tea was poured .... and the cold remains used to water the plants.

April 02, 2012 5:11 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

Ahhhh !!!   PETER  LAKE !!!
Good Morning To You, Sir !!!
We don't usually find you up so Late/Early ....... For sleeplessness, have you tried a Cup of Good Tea laced with a shot of Fine Brandy ???  I should like to suggest you keep a Bottle of Bisquit on board, for just such occasions ... Most naturally, Bisquit is a preferred Brandy for any truly Grand Celebratory occasion, or a Bracer against a slicing wind ... a rarified  Honey-Golden Elixir once recommended to both Ezio Pinza and Lauritz Melchior before going out into cold or damp surroundings ...Sooo much better for the Pipes than that ghastly atomizer full of Ether that their Seconds had in constant and ready supply ....... It is the sippling with which one bathes and rewards refined, educated, and discriminating taste ... You will enjoy it ... Addictively Good on Brandied Pears, for Dessert ... or the Lacing in a Double Crust Pear Pie ......
I taught all of my Children to cook, Boys and Girls alike ... None of their mothers could ever learn to fix Oatmeal, so it fell to me, and actually, I am glad about that ... (one of their mothers thought Oatmeal had to be cooked before putting it into the Bath water ...)
Anyhow, I explained to them all that a, "Pinch" is Half a Teaspoonful and half of that is called a "Quarter or a Fourth" ... but to preclude confusion for them, I invented all sorts of Terminology for them using Characters they were familiar with, to make things fun and easy to remember ... A "Tinkerbelle Pinch" was known to be half a Pinch, or a Quarter of a Teaspoonful ... And I also took the opportunity to teach them that the Grammatically Correct expression is, I have six Teaspoons full of Vanilla ... rather than, "I got six Teaspoonfuls of Vanilla ... simply by asking them to tell me what a, "Full" was ....... A little while later, in their Home Schooling ... I did explain that, Full ... is something that one does when making a Felt hat, not something that one has ... and other assorted Archaisms of the King's English ....... Thats how the Tinkerbelle thing got started ... I'll take any excuse to have Fun with my Kids !!!
Sleep Well Friend Peter Lake .......

April 02, 2012 6:30 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Good morning LOT, HAZE, IVAN, RY, & PL................wonderful to wake up to all of you!
HAZE..............I enjoyed your descriptions of tea being brewed. I just finishd a cup of English Typhoon brand tea. Nice & strong & inexpensive!
IVAN..................I join PL in saying that your description of food has me now deliriously hungry, really hungry.....................mmmmmmmmmmmm................................
Good Monday all................still wishing it was the weekend......................

April 02, 2012 7:38 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

There's nothing like a fine cup of tea.  The last time I had high tea in the UK was in Glasgow at one of the two Willow Tea Rooms.  If you ever are there, I highly recommend it.  Right now I am having a big mug of my favorite, Earl Grey.  I like it with a half teaspoon of sugar.  In the afternoon, my favorite has become a mug of lapsang souchong, the pine smoked black tea.  Puerh is known for its health properties.  It is particularly high in anti-oxidants and other goodies.  It is the only tea that is aged, and has a taste that is unique.  I will be in Texas this evening, flying from Virginia.  My 84 year old aunt passed away, and I am her only close relative.  I will officiate at the funeral, and arrange to sell her house and the contents.  I will bring her ashes back to Virginia with me and later in the year, I will fly up to Iowa to bury them in Spirit Lake along side her brother and parents.  She gave me love and support at times in my life when it was critical.  I will miss her.

April 02, 2012 7:39 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Good morning! For me, tea is the Elixir of Life. After I finish my deliicous cup of English Breakfast Tea which I must have daily upon awakening, I will move onto coffee and rejoin you.

April 02, 2012 7:42 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Dad left the tea plantation to manage a printing press. The tea there was a wondrous brew as all the African employees had a very sweet tooth. A huge electric boiler with a tap near the base was heated to boiling and a calico bag with a drawstring, full of tea leaves, was immersed in the boiling water. To this was added a whole can of condensed milk and a whole two pound bag of sugar. The brew 'stewed' all day and workers just helped themselves. Some would bring stale bread to dunk in their tea.  

April 02, 2012 7:45 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Lynn~ Sorry to hear of your loss.

April 02, 2012 7:56 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Good Morning Everyone.  I'm a sometimes tea drinker.  Like Ivan I consume vast quantities of coffee.  I can always be seen with my travel cup in hand, and, I drink it straight.  The only time anything gets added to it is if I treat myself to a cappucino or sometimes, of course, chocolate in it.  Unfortunately, tea was what you drank when you were sick with honey and lemon in it.  And since it was forced on me, I now will occasionally drink it -- but it simply doesn't do what coffee my coffee.==============though, when my youngest was at home we would have tea parties.  We make a pot of tea, usually peach green tea, or English Breakfast Tea and play Scrabble.  A gift of an assortment of teas to two of my daughters is a thing most cherished though and of course, they scoff at my love of coffee (I went wrong somewhere.).

April 02, 2012 8:13 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

I may be the lone heretic here this morning. Lipton Orange Pekot/Pejorative cut black, seven small bags brewed with a pinch of salt, taken to a boil for a second and then allowed to steep.Adding the sugar and how much is my own recipe, but it makes for a gallon of the best southern nectar to cross many a pair of lips around here.

I'm not a coffee man, mornings or otherwise, save for the lone cup I enjoy while teaching my Sunday School class. My bride is a Chi tea fan mornings when so inclined.

April 02, 2012 8:17 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

The update on my phone thinks it knows what I want to say, even after it's left the downspout of my brain thru my lone right index finger.

I have no idea what prejorative cut black tea is.

April 02, 2012 8:18 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Lynn ~ Sorry to hear that someone so dear to you has passed.  There will be a lot of memories when you go to close up her house; I hope they all bring you a smile.

April 02, 2012 9:06 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Lynn, losing a loved one is so difficult. I'm sorry fir your loss.

April 02, 2012 9:16 AM
Myself 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Spring Fragrance said...

Lynn, sorry about your loss, so glad you had each other. Ivan and Hazel, wonderful stories as always!

Hmmm.....I think most records indicate tea was first drunk and cultivated in China, about 4000 years ago in fact (Shen Nong, 2700 BC). But when the British colonized India, cultivation in the Asam area went ballistic and production way overtook China's. That would make sense of the idiom, "Not for all the tea in China"..... my favourite tea is green tea and I order the premium ones online. I honestly think there is medicinal quality in it.

Tea is ubiquitous at Chinese banquets, which traditionally is a 10 course meal. If you ask an elder why hot tea is preferred over a cold drink, you might get the answer that hot tea aids in digestion, some might even tell you it will "wash" the fat away and keep you slim. Whatever, it helps offset the guilt of a 10 course meal.

If you travel to South East Asia, stop by for a Teh Tarik, literally "pulled tea" or sometimes, the "yard long tea" for the distance the tea travels from canister to canister. The acrobatics is worth watching

April 02, 2012 9:29 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

LYNN So sorry for your loss, you sound as if you had a good relationship. I am glad for you.

April 02, 2012 9:36 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I do drink copious amounts of coffee, but it lacks the ceremony that tea can have. When I was in grammar school at 4:30 every day my mother and I would bring a tray of tea (along with sugar cubes & milk)and cinnamon toast into her sacred boudoir and watch "The Edge of Night."

It is so nice to have some lady friends drop by and serve tea and gingersnaps, or join my kids outside with big mugs of steaming tea and chicken pesto sandwiches.

The fact that I collect teapots is not just that I love a particular kind of pot, but more because I love tea so much. Growing up I only drank properly brewed tea but I confess to being quite dependent on teabags now. Just last night I was feeling chilled and a little blue, and new millenium style, I stepped over to the Keurig machine and hit the button for boiling water and got completely cured by a cup of tea in just a flash.

April 02, 2012 10:03 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Lynn830 said...

I would suggest that whatever tea pleases your palate is fine.  Lipton's orange pekoe brewed right is not bad.  I have my own preferences that do not suit others (my daughter dislikes puerh).  We visited China in 2009 when my daughter was studying in Beijing.  We went to Malientao, the tea street, and went into a tea mall with dozens of little stalls selling incredible teas (some for incredible prices).  What an education that was!  And while I drink some of what I brought back now and then, I still prefer my Earl Grey in the morning and Lapsang Souchong in the afternoon.  If I have a third cup of tea, I like one of my fancy Earl Grey teas, Williamson or Harrod's.  By the way, Kenya is becoming onr of the leading producers of tea.  Its mountainous region is just right.  Thank you all for your comments on my aunt.  She was dear.

April 02, 2012 10:38 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

ANDY my husband said the same thing about tea--too many cups when ill, however in the end he was converted (in spite of that cup of black coffee within reach most of the time. he would even drink it cold).

April 02, 2012 10:48 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Deb ~ Admittedly, it did make us (my youngest daughter and I) feel special to have our little teas.  And I see that you too did the same with your mother.  We wouild also do the whole thing, except neither of us liked milk in it....warming the pot, using tea leaves, sugar cubes (with the proper tongs)....felt like playing house!

April 02, 2012 1:16 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

I've just remembered my mother polishing the family silver because she was entertaining somebody she thought 'posh' to tea, so gleaming teapot, hot water jug, milk jug, sugar bowl with tongs of course and a nice blue glass lined little silver bowl for lemon slices. She got out the Doulton Fine China and the silver teaspoons, which also had to be polished. She made cucumber sandwiches with the crusts cut off and scones with jam and cream. Us kids were told to make ourselves scarce but we couldn't resist taking a peek at these two colonial ladies taking tea on the verandah, pretending they were in England. They gossiped for hours and I overheard the guest say as she was taking her leave that it was the nicest tea she'd had in years. When the clearing up was being done, my mother was mortified and I laughed my head off as the hot water jug contained two large cockroaches. Yummy.

April 02, 2012 1:32 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Ivan----count me among the many droolers here in the Village today.....and I love your measures!         I've never been much of a tea drinker......there is a bitterness to it that is unpleasant to me.  I went to a 'veddy proper' tea at the Ritz Carlton hotel a few times.  My neighbor and I would wind up there after a day of window shopping and enjoy not only a beautifully laid tea, but a flute of champagne, as well! My aunt who had no children of her own gave each of her neices and nephews a silver tea service on their weddings.  I don't use it enough, but when I do I take great pleasure in it.

April 02, 2012 1:34 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Spring Fragrance's links for yard long tea are excellent. I can't get the BBC page up from up top, but as the title is the world in six cups -
1: Leaf tea from East Africa
2: Leaf tea from India
3: The exquisite Japanese tea ceremony
4: Spring Fragrance's Yard Long tea
5: The ghastly 'tea' from vending machines when you travel.
6: Builder's tea - a dark brown British brew that the spoon would stand up in.

April 02, 2012 1:35 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

IVAN, similar to you, coffee if my primary source of jet fuel for most of the day but I do appreciate tea for dinner, but exsprsse afterwards.

It is the one vice that I own up too..... No matter what temperature it is served.

Be well

April 02, 2012 2:10 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

some of us old timers may remember a joke from waaaay back when T.W.A. was an upper class transport, and in-flight refreshments were served,and the Stewardess would ask " TWA coffee, or TWA_".....and we young boys thought that the funniest thing in the world......

April 02, 2012 2:24 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Our family would summer at Mt. Desert Island when I was a girl. A not-to-be-missed excursion was afternoon  tea at the Jordon Pond House.  I remember warm July afternoons sitting at one of the tables on the lawn.  The impossibly heavy trays that the college girls (the servers were always college kids on a summer job) would carry; tea pots, hot water pots, cups, saucers, etc.  No sandwiches served with this tea--it was popovers!  Big warm popovers right out of the oven served with butter and strawberry jam.  Sometimes we would have ice cream too.  We'd sit on the lawn enjoying our meal and look at the view of Jordon Pond with the Bubbles in the background.  There was a telescope on the lawn too so you could look at Teetering Rock on the south Bubble.  A very happy summer memory.  The original Pond House had birchbark walls, but it burnt down in the late 1970's.;

April 02, 2012 4:52 PM
Waldo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Jack Kerouac described the memory-soaked Proust as 'an old teahead of time'-"given the role of a pot of tea and some bits of Madeleine in the opening of Swann's Way-and encouraged aspiring writers to be the same."  Though perhaps metaphor, tea and creativity go hand in hand. But I can say the same for coffee, a good adult libation, a nice fresh Cuban, a freshly bathed soap scented woman and the rainbow roll at Fuji's here in town.    

April 02, 2012 5:35 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

Ivan you truly did paint lovely pictures this morning. My sister uses coffee to make her roast beef but it's hopelessly prosaic next to Lamb In Rose Petal Tea!

Lynn, I also am sorry for your loss. As was mentioned, I hope you find many pockets of joy while sifting through memories and possessions.

Forgive me, I'm compelled to mention that the overwhelming majority of tea plantations in West Bengal use what is termed generational slavery or debt bondage. Whole villages that live on barest subsistence levels (often 1 meal a day, no money) into several generations. It's been the norm since around the 1860's when the tea market really exploded. It's not unusual to have grandparents working the same fields with their grandchildren. India is the world's largest producer of tea, 750 million kg a year, and it involves over a million permanent workers, mostly women. I know your day would have been brighter without that bit of information but that's one of the places I spent time so it's in harsh focus for me and the photo was a shock.

I love the fragrance of many teas even more than taste. Sometimes it gets cold as I forget to drink it. I'm a coffee drinker but I love a well done cream tea more than any other indulgent sweet.

April 02, 2012 5:37 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Ivan, Andy, ChefDEb -- I am also the coffee drinker with you...1-2 cups in the am to get me started and moving (after the hot cloth on the face to awaken the eyes), and am only a sometimes tea drinker. Somehow, all that brewing and waiting never got into my habits.
When eating at a Chinese (that's the American Chinese Mandarin II style) restaurant, I always ask for their tea and have it in little cups with no sugar or other additives. For some reason....I'm sure Spring Fragrance could tell me shy .... the tea tastes better there, and just goes with the food! In a rut there, too, I always, and I mean always, order shrimp and snow peas with steamed white rice (no "fried rice" thank you). Good tea there, not so much at home....although I do have a variety of teas for visitors, and every now and then will brew a cup of Earl Grey, or Lady Grey when I am sitting to read a long spell , or in the evening some chamomile or Sleepy Time....That's all I have....No great memories or connections to tea. (Well, except as we have discussed before, the huge dishpan of Lipton tea for iced tea, as strong as coffee that grandmother used to make,  and poured so much sugar into it  that it would appear as dark on ice as if it were coffee!! Sweet and strong, that was her tea recipe.) How did we ever survive?! Now the talking heads say sugar is toxic!!!

April 02, 2012 5:39 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Ohhh-- Not "tell me shy," but "tell me WHY!!" Sorry Spring.....I need to proofread more!

April 02, 2012 5:41 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

RY -Were you referring to the "Coffee, tea, or me?" old saw?? That does take us back.

April 02, 2012 5:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

Your sorrow touches us all, LYNN.
I grew up on tea; this makes no sense, but coffee was a "grownup" drink. At breakfast and lunch children drank milk...yet we were often allowed iced tea for supper. Things don't have to make sense for humans, I guess.  WWhen I was sick, my mother made "kettle tea" (her term, and I've no idea whence it came) for me: hot water with a little milk and sugar in it. Iced year 'round for me, yet I love hot tea as well, and often enjoy it --- my tea basket is filled with herbal and 'regular' teas.  
I've just returned from a short shopping trip -- quick before they get here! (Masters folk), and it's so hot outside I hope they all brought shorts and sandals,  After our non-winter, looks like we're in for another three-digit summer (did someone say "there's no global warming'?)  Having grown up here, I attest to the fact that it is considerably hotter than at anytime during my very hot childhood; friends agree.  First thing I did was pour a glass of iced tea.
Tea in the afternoon is a leisurely, lovely way to enjoy company -- though I offer something cold, as well.  WHen I was, say, twenty-five, I know one person who drank tea; to meetings we'd bring a tea bag in our pocketbooks, since no one even thought to offer tea.  GRadually times -- or comething -- changed, and now tea is as prevalent as coffee.
In part, that has to do with medicinal claims, and people's rush to the next bandwagon. In part, though, they simply tried and liked tea.
High tea in England is indeed, as someone said, a wonderful thing; when I do the same here, I try to replicate it, but shall never quite manage that replication...something in the air.
Recently a "tea shop" opened here, and I stopped in.  Oh, dear!  The owner means well, but anyone who owns books about tea, or has enjoyed tea as it should be, will ne'er return to that shop, including me. Enormous slices of red velvet cake; huge sandwiches made with meat and three cheeses....  She moved here from New York, and that eclectic city has numerous tea shops; two of my books list "where to have tea" in New York. 

April 02, 2012 5:46 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

...sorry about my typos.  I forgot the glory of iced coffe milk -- THAT's my way to drink coffee.  LOts of sugar, half-and half....  Not often, but when the one friend who loves it slso is here, we indulge.
(I see all you coffee lovers running away.  I'm sorry!)

April 02, 2012 5:48 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

IMarJORIE, we've been to Mt. Desert Island, and I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  Lucky girl, you!

April 02, 2012 5:55 PM
Bisa-avatar 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 JaxZ said...

This makes becoming exclusively a tea drinker seem possible (RY, you'll love this):

High tea is the hearty tea enjoyed by working class people: sausages, chips, heavy fare. Called "high" tea because it's eaten at the higher kitchen table instead of the lower, more formal tea table Afternoon tea is the cucumber sandwich and scones version.
Haze, kick me if I'm incorrect!

April 02, 2012 6:36 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

JAXZ I'll speak for HAZEL and agree with your excellent definitions. I taught a class at The Culinary Arts Center of the New School in NYC called "Afternoon Tea" and it was always a sell out. Most people love a cucumber sandwich!

April 02, 2012 7:11 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

High tea and afternoon tea  ..... if you take afternoon tea you will have dinner later, if you take high tea, you won't.

April 02, 2012 7:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Duvet beckons. Nos da, tea drinkers. x

April 02, 2012 7:53 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

LYNN.......................many thoughts your way as you journey to your aunt's home for the final time. Be well......................
I'm whipping up ( or boiling) a giant pot of Typhoon tea in the clubcar. Anyone want to do scones, ham on biscuits, MISS BLUE...................a key lime pie? CHEFD..............cooooooooooooookiessssssssssss? IVAN......................everything else?!
JAX................cucumber sandwiches? mmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................................

April 02, 2012 9:28 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

as a youngster, my Dad never failed to amuse me,and anyone else close,relating the story of the Indiginous American who died after eating Chop Suey- - yup, they foun him drowned in his own teepee.....

April 02, 2012 10:36 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Be well, and schlafen gute

April 02, 2012 11:05 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Danke schon, Peter - O **** where's my umlaut?

April 02, 2012 11:07 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

I love the sound of "Formosa oolong" from IVAN's inspired first comment up thread.  I've never had it but it sounds delightful, although I think IVAN could make manure sound delightful - he's got a gift.   As for me, I like 2 cups of coffee in the morning and that's it as far as tea or coffee is concerned for the rest of the day.  Except during the summer when I brew a double strong pitcher of Liptons (bags in ice cold water till done), then over lotsof ice in a chilled glass, and lemon slice.  That's what I live on all summer long, then come autumn, the tea goes back into the cupboard.   But that hasn't stopped me from amassing a rather nice collection of Limoges cups and saucers and tea pots dating from 1878 to about 1925.  If I ever find any tea called Formosa Oolong I will get some and use them in the old Limoges, but only for that lovely sounding Formosa Ooooooo-long.....Nos da from Wisconsin to wherever you may be.

April 02, 2012 11:09 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Sorry, I really will go back to sleeeeep.

April 02, 2012 11:20 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

Park---your comment reminded me of something I read in a book that my aunt (yes, the one who gifted me with a silver tea set) gave to me.  "A Child's Christmas Cookbook" printed in conjunction with a Victorian Christmas exhibit at the Denver Art Museum years ago.  "Tead is divided into black and green tea.  Then there's an in between tea.  Taht's called oolong.  Forget about oolong.  It'll be too long before you like oolong.  So----so long, oolong."  I've always thought that cute.  The book itself has lots of lovely ideas for teatime and other times.  

April 02, 2012 11:34 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Hazel, the umlauts are assumed. Nos da

April 03, 2012 12:09 AM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

I have been writing my book on TEA..for......the ..time....since the 20th century... 1996..its goin to be good...and tea-like....todays' article is very good ..too..i collect everything on the topic of TEA!!!Enjoy coffee every morning with real cream...brain satisfying...while i read my many newsy newspapers...@5:00 am....Officially, my summer is started for judging horses at horseshows...yeppie!! April is busy with Earth Day and working promoting a health expo at the Antiochian village, Ukrainian conference center with a beautiful chapel...there will be pysanky makers...too...I think among all the other activities..9 physics will be there.... how.... odd so grandmother would not approve of "out there..and not at all ...for everyone...but new age thinking.....and it is the 21st century...Einstein order to solve our problems that we made...something.... something .... we have to think another way to solve them....because are thinking is what caused the we have to change are thinking......this is something new to me...too......the theme is mind/ body/ and spirit..!    .so it is premier event, I will have my xyngularproducts; I take axion and xypsticks to boost my nutrition.. and beekeeping displays..and a fundraising table for agriculture fair..venues..too..April is a busy month for me....

April 03, 2012 12:34 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

I just ordered some new running shoes. I ordered them one size larger than I usually wear...I'm thinking this will make it seem like I'm running faster because I'll be covering more ground....

April 03, 2012 6:30 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

I am Thankful to all Y'all for the Notice .......
MISS PARK4:  There has to be a Tea Shop, or Gourmet Foods joint around you somewhere ... Maybe in the Giant Mall ...  Formosa Oolong is a Gentle Tea with a Bright Taste, but never assaultive on the TMJ ... Goes well with anything but Sausages, because of the extra that goes into it, so's it won't burn ...Goes well with Shrimp too, tho' it will pick up the hint of Iodine, but not unpleasantly nor off-putting ... Your food really won't taste like medicine, but fresh and clean like Bluberries with a hint of Mint ...
Don't be afraid to try it with everything ... Oh !!!  it pairs marvelously with White Chocolate Covered Pretzles too ....... (not the yogurt covered, but real white chocolate) Almost decadent, and the Bag never lasts long enough .......

April 03, 2012 6:32 AM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

 ... because of the extra Fat that goes into it so's it won't burn .......

Honor Roll

still thinking about today...

Yesterday's Discussion

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