My first experience of drinking 'hot tea' out of a 'tea cup' occurred the other day. Last Tue., when Scot and I went to Tupelo, I looked at a couple of places for a tea cup, but didn't find one. I have zillions of mugs, but there's just something delicate and pretty about having a cup of tea.
A cup of tea should be 'a moment'. Or at least it sounds like it should! So, I climbed up and got this tea cup down from among my other pretty dishes sitting on top of my cabinets. I honestly never planned to use this cup. The number one reason was I didn't like hot tea. The number two reason was a dear couple from the first church we pastored gave it to me over 10 years ago. (for no special reason, isn't that sweet?) I have treasured this cup and saucer through the years and was 'protecting' it by not using it. I really wanted to experience drinking my new found love for Snowberry tea in a pretty cup, so I washed the dust off of it, poured my tea, and I felt like I was in a fancy tea room sipping tea with the best of them! I will be very careful with my cup and saucer, but I do plan to use it and have my special moment of tea time sipping from it. I know it's all in my mind but the tea really did taste better out of this tea cup than it did in my coffee mugs! Tea anyone?