We share tea and talk tea at assisted living homes, private homes and community centers. We play Teago Bingo with prizes for winners. We are also doing mystery tea events.
Spend time being refreshed by God's Word with a cup of tea. Relax in a comfy chair that gets some afternoon sun. Reflect on the goodness of life.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or
from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. Wilfred T. Grenfell
Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him, bless His name. Ps 100:4
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Blessings to you and your family. Have a TEA- rrrific day.
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Traveling TEA With Jesus
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Inspired pot of tea
Inspired pot of tea
Preparing a perfect cup of tea take time, but the flavor and excellence is worth it!
1. Fill a teakettle with freshly drawn cold water. Put the kettle on to boil.
2. While the kettle is heating, pour hot water into the teapot to warm it. Ceramic (china, porcelain, stoneware) or glass teapots work best; tea brewed in metal may have a metallic taste.
3. Pour the hot water out of the teapot and add the tea. Measure a spoonful of loose tea for each cup desired into the warmed (empty) teapot, lus 1 extra spoonful for the pot. (Most teapots hold 5-6 cups.)
If you are using tea bags, use one bag less than the desired number of cups. Put the lid back on.
4. As soon as the kettle comes to a rolling boil, remove from heat. Overboiling causes the water to lose oxygen, and the resulting brew will taste flat.
5. Pour boiling water into the teapot, cover, and let the teabrew from 3-6 minutes. Small tea leaves will take less time to brew than large ones.
6. Gently stir the tea before pouring it through a tea strainer into the teacups. If you used tea bas, remove them.
The Care of a Teapot
In previous centuries, protecting precious tea ware was the responsibility of he housekeeper, who stored it in her sitting room "below stairs." She oversaw the tea suppl, brewed tea for "above stairs," and washed the gragile tea china. The best method was, and is, to rinse the teapot with warm water (no soap) and let it air dry. Tannin buildup vanishes when the pot is gently scrubbed with a wet cloth dipped in baking soda or by filling the pot with soda and warm water, and soaking. A lump of sugar in the teapot absorbs moisture and keeps it smelling fresh.
Enjoy your tea!