Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Tea Trolley

I've been thinking that it is about time that I started a regular series of tea posts on this blog! My favorite Christmas present this year was an actually tea trolley and I have been using it over and over again since! So, I think I'll call my series "The Tea Trolley".

Christina hosted us today for our annual Christmas tea that she and I and a friend always have. 

She set it up as a tea tasting, kindly sharing with us the amazing teas she received at Christmas from Germany! 

A tea tasting is such a fun way to have a gathering of friends -- everyone can bring a different tea to try, or one person can provide a selection. It never fails to excite me!

Each of us came with our current knitting or crocheting projects.

Every 40 minutes or so Christina would bring out a new pot of tea.

It took hours for us to show all our current projects and discuss future projects.

And there was much ooohing and aaaahing over the colors and tastes of the tea.

And we each managed to get some stitching done.....

I think our favorite tea was called Arabian Night.

We made quite a mess of Christina's beautiful living room!

 Here we are: former neighbors, now friends for life!

And now we are looking forward to the next time we can get together for tea!


Laura said...

OH I loved seeing this post... what a great tea the pictures...and can't wait to hear more about the teas...what wonderful friendship !!!

Everydaythings said...

you know I like reading here, not only because your posts are quite interesting, but because your words are so nice, and always fill me with hope and a warm feeling. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tea idea!

southseaislandhome said...

What a lovely post and a lovely idea! I'll look forward to reading more of your Tea Trolley series.

Mrs. Yellow Ribbon said...

What a great idea for a series! And I love the idea of a tea tasting - not only do you get to sample a lot of yummy teas, but it seems like it would "slow down" the afternoon even more and help you savor time with friends.

Jessica said...

That's it - I'm moving to the mid west! Sounds like fun and I love the china, too. Be sure to include tea descriptions so we might be able to find the good ones. Or, how about a tea swap?

Ruth MacCarthaigh said...

`What a great idea... Looks lilke you all had a good time of it