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