Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Coffee in the Morning, Tea in the Afternoon

Photos by Salt Water New England
Chart mugs handmade on the coast of Maine.

Still our favorite coffee mugs.

 

22 comments:

  1. I subscribe to this policy too. Just read an interesting review in the WSJ on a new book about green tea -- it seems that most of the tea drunk in the US between 1860 and 1940 was green tea, much of it from Japan. It wasn't until WWII that we started importing black tea from Ceylon and India, and preferences changed.

    BTW my coffee mugs are trigger mugs from the old Bennington Pottery.

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    1. AM Matcha Latte with frothed Oatley, with ginger and turmeric in a double walled glass (to behold the beauty of the beverage)
      PM Yamamotoyama Decaf Genmaicha with Really Raw honey

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  2. I agree with coffee in the morning and tea in the afternoon, but I have often wondered why coffee tastes better from a mug and tea from a porcelain cup.

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  3. Tea in the late afternoon please! I’m in need of some form of caffeine especially Twinings Prince Of Wales. I really like the mug, lamp and table. Looks like a relaxing place for a warm cup of tea.

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    1. For years I ate my saturday lunchtime bacon roll off of a spode plate, didn't make it taste any better, but I did enjoy the contrast.

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  4. I drink tea morning and afternoon. And some of my cups came from a thrift shop near York, ME, about 40 years ago. Love the creative map aspect of the mug you're showing. Good find!

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    1. That's Hear, Hear!, not Here, Hear!

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  6. Tea most of the time here. Twinnings Everyday or their Earl Grey tea. I had a pair of hefty diner style mugs from Trees Coffee House in Vancouver that went nearly two decades until the OH accidentally broke one. Pretty good record considering I'm usually the butter fingers in the house.

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  7. Here it is 8am and I'm om my third cup of Twinings Extra Bold Earl Grey. Since going off the sauce in 1987 my taste for coffee has diminished markedly, and I spent 6 years in the "old navy" that ran on Diesel oil and coffee. Go figure.

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  8. Years of living in England where tea is served with breakfast for the most part never diminished my American love of coffee. And as I get older any form of caffeine past 8AM spells doom for a good night's sleep. Sleepy time tea at night maybe? I love those mugs with little bits of charts of favorite places. Would love to have them. Are they still available anywhere?

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    1. StoneCoastCo

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    2. These are from Saltbox Pottery in Maine - on their Etsy page, not their website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaltboxPottery.

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    3. Thank you for the link. They have a big mug that I've been looking for; holds 20 ounces----sold!

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  9. Strictly tea here. Typhoo and Yorkshire Gold are favourites.

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  10. Hu-Kwa, a smoky lapsang souchong from Mark T. Wendell. Runs in the family: my grandmother drank a pot of it every day of her adult life.

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    1. To me, Hu-Kwa tastes like a peat fire. To each his own.

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  11. Love the mug! Too bad the pottery doesn't ship to Europe.

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  12. Cafe du Mond coffee in the morning—prepared in a percolator. I walk into town in the afternoon to take a break from work and get a cup of the local coffee/sludge. If the weather is disagreeable I make a pot of tea—something orange flavored.

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  13. Generally, tea at home and coffee out. In part, this is because I cannot abide poorly made tea. Somehow, though, I can drink bad coffee.

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