Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Last Tea Tuesday in February

Can you believe it? February will be gone in a blink of an eye. Didn't we just celebrate Christmas?


Originally, I wanted to show this cute tiny tea cup I got around Christmastime at the Oriental market, but I forgot as deadlines to other events loomed on the horizon. The cup is SO tiny, it probably will only hold one swallow of tea, and when I added the strainer, it took up most of the room in the cup.


But it is a beauty, and I had planned to use it to celebrate Chinese New Year.


Today I will enjoy Assam - Rembeng tea. A bit of explanation may be in order. Assam is a state in India, which has the world's largest tea growing area. It is famous for growing this black tea. As an aside, southern China and Assam are the only two regions in the world that have native tea plants. As the label suggests, this blend, Rembeng, is famous for its body, malty flavor, briskness, and strong, bright color. Other Assam teas, or blends containing Assam, are often sold as "breakfast" teas.


Originally, I had intended to send this to Patty when I sent her India book pages, but I forgot the package. This loose leaf tea came from a company called "Language of the Leaf." You may have to click the photo to see the details this package adds.

I know I have been absent, but I took a tumble last week about this time and have been mostly off the grid. Typing and using a mouse have not been as easy as it might seem. However, I hope you enjoyed today's tea. I have plenty, but only a tiny cup. You are welcome to a refill, or you may bring your own. Won't you join us? There are lots of other Tea Tuesday participants whose blog links you will find at Kimmie's. And Kimmie is the best hostess around. She would LOVE to have you participate each week, too. You KNOW who you are, so please go make your presence known!!

20 thoughtful remarks:

~*~Patty S said...

oh my dear
SO sorry to hear you took a tumble
take good care my sweet friend

btw
you sent me so many treasures with your India pages already!

sending healing energy and good thoughts your way!
oxo

Wendy said...

Hi Elizabeth, it's my first "Tea on Tuesdays" and I can smell the scent of India reading your post. I think I'll join you and Bluebeard. I'm so sorry to hear of your "Alice Falling Down the Rabbit Hole" tumble. Have you tried Arnica cream or the homeopathic tablets? When I have painful bruises, Arnica does wonders.

Halle said...

What a delicate little set. I hope you are on the mend. You are missed...

Amy said...

That is a pretty groovy tea set.
I'll maybe take mine up a notch or two.
I think you ought to milk this whole falling down thing. Maybe a wheelchair or at least some crutches.
Perhaps you can even get your groceries delivered!
Imagine the convenience.
I feel wobbly.
Xx,
amy

Steph said...

oh dear E, hope you'll feel better soon...
the tea cup is certainly precious....small yet one can savour the distinct taste of tea..
enjoy the Assam.... and take care :))

Incipient Wings said...

Elizabeth..the cup is so cute, i love it!
hope you feel better soon:)
have a good day.

Terri Kahrs said...

What a sweet little cup - absolutely adorable! I hope that each day finds you a little stronger and in less pain. Sending lots of healing energy your way! Hugs, Terri xoxo

olive said...

sorry to read that you had a fall...... you must take more care and more water with it!!!! I do love the cup, my Mother has a gorgeous china tea service she got when we lived in Singapore. No doubt will be mine in due time!!!! Hugs xx

Yvonne said...

Cute little teacup for an interesting tea. Love the name of the tea company and how they explained what is in the tea. Hope you feel better soon. Happy tea day!

Kimmie said...

Your Assam tea sounds delicious ..... anything involving native plants sounds good to me! And your cup is so sweet!

I am so sorry you're tumbled! I hope things mend well and mend fast! Are things still utterly topsy turvy at your house? you have every excuse to lay low and take a break!

Have a good mending and healing sort of a day ... keep us posted on things!

hugs, Kimmie

Doone said...

ooh that cup would be a perfect size for a doll....

Dx

Nancy said...

Lovely little cup! I hope you are mending well, it so hurts to fall. Emotional as well as physical.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

"Last Tea Tuesday in February" sounds like a great title for a Country Western song, LOL! Hope your feeling better.

Gez said...

So sorry to hear about your fall Elizabeth.. sending you gentle cyber (hugs) take care..xx Just love your cup :) Thanks for sharing.

my cup of tea said...

So sorry you fell down! Love your tiny cup of tea! Hope you are back to yourself soon!
Happy Tea-day to you!
~Donna~

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I hope you are feeling better! Sorry to hear of your tumble. Your tea cup is adorable. Thanks for offering the explanation behind the Assam tea. Right now I'm actually drinking some Earl Grey - I was in the mood...Theresa

voodoo vixen said...

OK... you've almost persuaded me... I will try and do tea next Tuesday and hope people don't mind me using teabags!! LOL I will make up for it in other ways... not sure what they are yet but i have a week to mull it over! Love your dinky little teacup, it is just darling!! Hope the hand is improving and you are taking it easy???
Imagine describing the adorable Bleubeard as a bowling ball on legs.... it did present a great picture in its descriptiveness!! LOL

peggy aplSEEDS said...

so sorry to hear you took a tumble! i hope you are much better now. that is such a pretty tea cup.

Gayle said...

Hi Elizabeth, I HAVE missed you ....sorry to hear you have had a fall ( that basement has been bad news ). Lovely to hear from you today, glad you are joining us for tea...love your dear little cup. I have not forgotten you by the way...a little something will be on its way. Take care.xx

Cattrix said...

That is a beautiful little teacup, and I had no idea you had taken a fall. Hoping for a speedy recovery for you. And what is up with your basement, didn't you go through a whole remodel last year? What a headache for you. :(

Healing Vibes..