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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Would you like a cup of tea?

What a wonderful day it had been! And am here writing it in my blog. Well, that cup of magic which awakened my mind and made my fingers dance here on the keyboard, is nothing other than TEA! What a wonderful delicious drink is it! And more special when you have it with a dear friend chatting as if only the two of you exist there with a teapot of tea. How many flavors are there and how delicious they all are!
As I write, I give many quotes here about tea in blue color!

“What kind of tea do you want?"
"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"
"Let´s see... Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, Constant Comment and Earl Grey."
-"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up?” 
 Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life


When you are offered tea and you accept, that is the beginning of a wonderful time!
“In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting. 

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better.” 
 C.E. Murphy, Urban Shaman



Well, me and my dear friend discussed castles in Ukraine over a calendar with beautiful pictures of castle. We talked about moats around few forts in India. We also discussed some traditions from Russia and Tamilnadu! Making cakes, soaking raisins in rum, mango leaves being antibacterial and antiviral, aviyal (mixed vegetables curry), breads and lot more!


“A cup of tea would restore my normality.” 
 Douglas Adams 


“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea.” 
 Sydney Smith, A memoir of the Rev. Sydney Smith


“Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.” 
 Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims


We also discussed about Science, art, and went over beautiful pictures in a calender, which had beautiful pictures from the State Hermitage Museum! See one of the pictures,  Madonna from the Annunciation. 
 
“Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?” 
 D.T. Suzuki, Zen and Japanese Culture


If you are cold, tea will warm you.  If you are too heated, it will cool you.  If you are depressed, it will cheer you.  If you are excited, it will calm you.  ~Gladstone, 1865
 

What a collection of tea calendars my friend had! All with so many beautiful pictures of tea pots, tea cups and all the decor. Just brightening our spirits! Then we had English tea with slices of lemon, sprinkling sugar over the slices. What a treat! Now we know how important and enlightening tea is!!
No wonder there are so many quotes about tea! I enjoyed the tea and sharing the pics and quotes with you!!!! 

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.  ~Japanese Proverb

Coffee is not my cup of tea.  ~Author Unknown
 

Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!  ~Author Unknown
 

Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on.  ~Billy Connolly
 

What a nice time it was! It was definitely a good 'Tea' party! Thanks to my friend!
     

3 comments:

  1. Tea ivalvu varietyaa.. ivalvu quotes??. en kitta tea kudicha mudi kodumunu dhane sonnanga... itha post paratha mudi kottunaalum paravalla tea kudikkalam pola :)

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    1. Tea kudicha mudi kottumna British ppl ellam mottaiyadhan irukkanum :) idhu konjam dhan Srini..its lots more....enjoy tea :)

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  2. Ippovae tea variety aa tea venum pola iruku😋

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