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Tea - Would You Like a Spot of Tea?

Grandma's Tea Pot

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I don't think my grandma ever asked if anyone wanted a spot of tea. Maybe it's because she was French, not British.

Who knows.

At any rate, my grandma, aunts, mom... They all drank tea.

The water for the tea was heated in a tea pot. This is a smallish, copper colored pot. Brass probably, with a handle.

The pots were designed to make noise when they were hot enough.

Yeah, they whistle from the steam.

Tea cups were dainty with a light ring handle, and had a small plate underneath. A saucer.

The tea was enclosed in a small paper sack with a string with a tag that perhaps identified which flavor you were drinking. The plate was used to hold your wet, spent tea bag and your spoon.

I digress to point out that I don't have any tea to show you, since I am only a mere coffee drinker...

Tea smelled wonderful, but I had to kill mine with several spoonfuls if sugar.

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I suppose I would be more mature and drink it straight now, since I am much older

When I was younger, I collected cups and saucers from trips I took with my parents.

Now that I'm the age I am now, some 50 years later, I have ended up with everyone's tea pots.

I suspect the one that belonged to my great grandma still has tea residue in it from the 1960s.

Perhaps it's still as good as it was back then.

Tea anyone?

Years and Years of Collecting - Inactive Since 1995

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I Drink Coffee and Creamer

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