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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Time for Tea

Photo by Salt Water New England
Making a pot of tea on this rainy Sunday afternoon.

16 comments:

  1. Love a cuppa on a rainy afternoon. I'm a pluviophile ~ someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days. (This is a new word for me so I'm taking it out for a spin.)

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    1. An English coworker from Liverpool told me a cup of tea cures everything from a broken leg to a broken heart.

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    2. That reminded me of another beautiful rain related word: petrichor - is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.

      If at all interested, I highly suggest reading about this word and the science behind the pleasant scent.

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  2. I guess I could fit that definition too. In one of our mindfulness guided meditations we are invited to go to a place where we find relaxation and peace, and describe it in detail, to ourselves. That place for me would be on a screened porch on a cove in South Bristol, in the summer, with a light rain falling, tea (or a glass of Chardonnay) in hand.

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  3. Time to bitch the pot as they say; my preference, Genmaicha with Really Raw Honey.

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  4. Mark T. Wendell's Hu-Kwa tea (a lapsang souchong varietal) is what my gradmother drank a pot of every day of her adult life.

    Me, I'm more coffee-driven, but I do like hu-Kwa.

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  5. Since my wife is from Mumbai, we start every morning with a cup of tea from the stove with a splash of milk. And again around 3, and another around 7. I did not grow up with tea, but it is a welcome addition to my daily routine.

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    1. We use an array of spices from a cook book of Indian dishes in our black teas. It's called "chai masala" and has cinnamon, turmeric, clove, ginger and other spices. I grind bulk spices for this every few weeks for freshness and flavor. Rather than cow milk, we've switched to soy milk for health and kindness. Boy, is this delicious.

      I also drink a lot of green tea, which is also very enjoyable.

      Aiken

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  6. 10 past 2 is a little early for afternoon tea.

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  7. Find myself enjoying Constant Comment tea with lemon and honey in it. If I could have a slice of buttered, toasted corn bread alongside my tea that would be heaven!

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    1. Connie, I love Effie's Homemade corn cakes with my tea. They are made in Massachusetts and all their cakes/crackers are delicious!

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  8. Tea time is my happy place . I love sitting by the fire with my cup of tea, it's the perfect ending to the day!

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  9. I'm with Susan. the very first commenter.
    I've always loved the rain. even as a child. the word pluviophile I've heard before but not sure I like it! joyful rain lover fits me just fine.
    and a cup of Earl Grey wouldn't go amiss! :) XO

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  10. A most comforting elixor! Thank you so much!

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  11. When I was much younger (when I was in middle and high school before the java bug took over), my maternal grandmother and I used to enjoy a pot of tea occasionally on rainy, chilly fall/winter/spring afternoons. We typically sat and chatted about the day after my sister and I arrived home from school at the big kitchen table by the picture window that overlooked their vegetable garden and the woods beyond. Usually Earl Grey but sometimes Darjeeling or Lapsang Souchong, which seems tailor-made for blustery days. Very happy times those were in SE Pennsylvania.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  12. Susan glad you took that word out for a spin. Brought back memories of my days in San Francisco where many folks are "pluviophiles". Typhoo, Yorkshire Gold or most any good English tea will do. PA

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