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Monday, July 12, 2010

TEA...an interesting drink

The "Boston Tea Party"
On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of men calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" went to the Boston Harbor. The men were dressed as Mohawk Indians. They boarded three British ships, the Beaver, the Eleanor and the Dartmouth, and dumped forty-five tons of tea into the Boston Harbor.
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IT'S ALL ABOUT TAXES and GOVERNMENT SPENDING
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Here we are again...
TEA TIME

Would you like a WILD BERRY ZINGER ?
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The berry teas nearly all turn color and are so pretty in the cup...
PLUS....I do love the berry taste...
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NET IMAGE
All tea begins as the plant known as Camellia Sinensis. It's the way the tea leaves are PROCESSED that gives us the different teas and their specific taste, color and scent.
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The above is an image of fresh green TEA fields below Mount Fuji, the highest
mountain in Japan.
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The above image....from SWEET NOTHINGS kitchen..
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The possible beneficial health effects of tea consumption have been suggested and supported by some studies, but others have found no beneficial effects.
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I have gathered several different tea cups...all different...
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TEA LEAF READING ...
an ancient practice interpreting patterns made by tea leaves in the cup. In addition to the reading of tea leaves, the tradition of Tasseography includes the reading of coffee grounds and wine sediments. Although Tasseography is commonly associated with Gypsy fortunetellers, the tradition of tea leaf reading arises independently from Asia, the Middle East and Ancient Greece.
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MadameG'sTeaRoom.com
...guess we can go here to learn ?
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Sorry, Madame G....I just don't believe in this stuff but...
it MIGHT be fun to have my fortune read....just once !!
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As you can see, I am offering you several different teas...
ALL little tea bags..
NO FRESH BREWED TEA here this morning....
but SOON....I promise..

PIE DOUGH...rolled really thin, drowned in
MELTED BUTTAH
SPRINKLED WITH CINNAMON and SUGAR...
baked to a GOLDEN BROWN...
absolutely PERFECT with a steaming cup of hot tea of your choice !!
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My little momma made these all of my life.
She would make a pie and she ALWAYS had plenty of crust left to make the little sticks.
I didn't learn until I was grown that she made enough dough for TWO pies but made her pie and THEN
made my favorite little CINNAMON STICKS out of the rest of the dough.
AREN'T MOMS THE BEST !!
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I love a good cup of tea with a good book...
I haven't read this one yet...
Looks good, tho...and I like the author.
Linking with:

TEA TIME with Lady Katherine
TABLETOP TUESDAY with Marty
TEA FOR TWO with Wanda Lee
TEA TIME TUESDAY with Sandi

35 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh My Gosh! I have been making these little pie crust treats for Mr. Comforts all of our married life with the extra pie dough! How fun to know you make them too!

Hugs,
Penny

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Oh I love your tea blog Sweetie! I also have had these crust treats since I was a wee little one. My Mom used to make these all the time after making pies :) Have a great evening!! Hugs!! Laura

Housewife Bliss said...

What a great tribute to tea, really enjoyed this, thank you.

Lady Katherine said...

I love your TEA! Does my memory serve me right? Did you not have many teapots or teacups? You sure have some lovely pieces! I seen a flower one I adore! They all are so pretty! The white Teapot is wonderful! I love how you display your settings in to beautiful vignettes! Thank You so much for joining me each week for Tea Time! Now the can I give you my address, so you can ship me some of these wonderful cinnamon sticks? I would just love to taste them! What a treat your Mother gave you! I just adore this!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi; I just love your post. It is so interesting. Your tea cup is wonderful and that dessert looks so good. Thank you so much for sharing with us. Blessings, Martha

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Yummy....tea and cinnamon goodies. A match made in heaven, surely.

Kathleen Grace said...

I always bake my extra pie crust scraps with cinnamon and sugar too:>) It always makes me smile when I see things my blog friends and I have in common. I'll have a cup of the lemon tea please and pass the pie crust!

Beth said...

Hi BJ, What a pretty mosaic you made! Love the silver spoon, too - it's exquisite. What a nice photo of the tea fields, too. Your tea selection looks tasty and so do your cinnamon sticks. You are the best-est cook!!! Great vignette, BJ.
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Angie said...

First time visiting your blog and darlin', I love it! I really like white teasets so I am heaven here. Lovely Battenburg linen.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

An absolutely wonderful Tea post! Thanks so much!

Happy Teacup Tuesday, warmest, Brenda

Kathy@ Gone North said...

OH MY! Would LOVE to sit & share a cup of tea with you. (then you could share your secrets on How you do your wonderful posts:)
Always SO lovely to visit you!
(PS...LOVE the "shout-out to GWB, on your side bar...YES!! )

Terri said...

Lovely little white tea cup there, with a colorful trim. And I see just the edge of another pretty colorful tea cup in one of your photos.
Thank you so much for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.
Hugs,
Terri

Nancy said...

OH BJ!!! How lovely! My mom use to make those cinnamon sticks...just like those you made..I had forgot all about them!!! So glad I came to your tea! Nancy

Bookie said...

Very nice tea presentation today!

sewingseeds4U said...

Those cinnamon sticks...Wow. I think I'll bake a pie just for the leftover pie crust. You always make me so hungry! Blessings, Patty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning my sweet friend...now girl this post just tugged at my heart...My Mama use to made the pie sticks for me as a kid and I still can remember standing by the oven waiting for them to be done ha ha!!
I know you were raised like me if it didn't come from your Mama's kitchen you didn't get it...My Mama even made me donuts ha ha!! Oh and girl I can still taste her homemade German egg noodles and chicken to this day in my minds eye sighs...I can still see her little hands rolling out that dough and letting it dry and me sneaking in and eating it ha ha!! Oh she would get so mad at me..One day I came in and I could smell the chicken so knew there were noodles but for the life of me could't find them..she had put them and the noodle board on the top of the frig to keep me out of them ha ha!!Hope all is well in Texas today my Dear friend..Thanks for the memories once again sighs...Hugs and smiles to ya, Gl♥ria

Lynns Lovelies said...

Good Morning BJ~
I do LOVE this post...lovely memories,delish photos and patriotic:)
I also love, love, love cinnamon treats!
Thank you so much for this post and please visit me when you get a chance...

Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Snap said...

I do love the zinger teas......

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

The berry tea sounds wonderful, BJ! My mother used to make cinnamon sticks out of extra biscuit dough too. Really yummy! Love the white teapot! I'll have some berry tea and a couple of cinnamon sticks, please. Thanks for sharing and for joining me for tea. Wishing you a delicious day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning BJ Sweetie...
Oh am I ever thrilled I popped in this morning. I am still sitting at the table enjoying my wild berry zinger tea, and I am so shameful. I am on my 2nd, yes my 2nd pie crust cinnamon treat. Oh how yummy. Do you have a specific recipe? Please share.

I love your share today. How beautiful your table was arranged and your photos of the tea selections is delightful. You have a wonderful eye from the lens of your camera sweet friend.

Thank you for sharing today. I have so enjoyed my stay.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

AshTreeCottage said...

I just discovered that I have been missing out all of my life. I have never had any of those tasty treats. Well I am going to make up for lost time and make some today!! Thanks for the tip and the lovely stories about my favorite beverage!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Virginia said...

Wow! So much information….
I enjoyed my visit.
Your post are always very entertaining and fun.
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice tea post BJ. I had forgotten all about the cinnamon rolls I grew up with. Same thing, pie dough but rolled with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon and cut into about 4 inch lengths.
I'll just think about them though because I know they're full of calories!!
Judith

Marydon said...

G'morn BJ ~ Oh, yes, Mother did those cinnamon rolls like this also ... yum! & tea for us kids, coffee for her.

Beautiful write, love your photos.

Have a lovely week ~
TTFN~ Marydon

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi dear BJ,

I had sent you an e-mail on where you can buy those little clips for hanging your aprons! Hope you got it sweetie!

Debbie from NJ

Sherry from Alabama said...

Yum! I love tea, hot or cold, just as long as it's strong and sweet! Can you tell I'm from the South?

BTW, your little comment about your earrings still fitting made me laugh!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

PAT said...

I love love love this post, BJ...now I need to make some pie crust cinnamon treats...oh my goodness...makes me thing of Granny!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

BJ,
Those cinnamon sticks look so yummy!!
I am very partial to Blackberry flavored Tea myself!
Have a great day!!

Debbie

Tina Eudora said...

Bj what a lovely set of china I love the green and white combo, one of my all time favorite color combination's. The little treats look so good and I love the old picture of the tea reading! My grandmother read tea leaves for fun. Have a super good week.....
Tina xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your tea set is gorgeous and the pie crust treats are one of my all time favorites. Love them. Everything is so pretty and looks so good. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

I would love to make it "Tea for Two" with you, BJ! Wouldn't it be such fun to chit chat and sip our tea and feed our faces w/your goodies? LOL It all looks so very pretty. White china is a favorite...
hugs, Sue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OH bj! You have done it again! Now that is what I call a TEA PARTY! One to be remembered..and all the little bits of information...how wonderful! Everything you do is just...delightful!
I am such a "Sweet Nothing's" at bj's sweet little home..fan. Yes I am! I am!

:)Lovin'hugs,
Mona

Kathleen said...

That was fun!
Me? I like plain old tea, sugar and milk. Don't care for the flavored stuff. I am so boring!
I don't know why you had to sign in. I read some were having trouble with blogger. Hope it resolved itself!

Appleshoe said...

That pie dough treat looks so tempting.. I’ve yet to find a good gluten free pie dough *sigh. Thank you for such a lovely and informative post. Take care.

parTea lady said...

Enjoyed your photos and interesting tea info. My Mom always made us little jam filled crescents with her leftover dough.