Evening Tea

Dedicated to Linda Boyd

It is time to be seated for evening tea,
The silver's well-polished and so are we.
With place cards discovered, genteelly we pose,
To chat with our neighbor--anticipation grows.

Devonshire cream and lemon curd readied,
Scones browned in the oven, aromas waft in.
Delight laden trays and dishes steadied,
Signs that our repast soon will begin.

Admiring the silver tea service resplendent,
On table of linen, lace, flora festooned.
Disposition of peace transcendent,
To warmth and reception of hostess attuned.

Soft clinks of teacups on delicate plates,
Murmurs of pleasure with each dainty bite.
Shared tea and discussion satisfies pates,
Blessed with both fare and friendship this night.

Copyright ©2003-2012
Janice Webster Brown
[this poem is copyrighted and published, do not use with out my express written permission]


TEA HISTORY

Chronological History of Tea - 2BASnob

History of Tea in Britain - Britain Express

History of Tea - United Kingdom Tea Council

History of Iced & Sweet Tea - Whats Cooking in America


SERVING TEA & TEA ETIQUETTE

How to Brew Tea - Plymouthguide

How to Fix the Perfect Cup of Tea - About.com (VIDEO)

Tea Etiquette - Tea Laden

Tea Time Etiquette - Seeds of Knowlege [Archive]

TEA ROOMS & TEA SHOPS

The House of Tea Ltd. - Philadelphia PA, catalog and internet orders

White Heron Tea - Portsmouth NH


Guide to Tea Shops in the US - TeaMap.Com

List of Tea Shops - TeaGuide

Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association



TEA TOURS & TRAVELS

World Tea Tours

Wee Scottish Tea Room & Tours

Namaste Tours (of India)

Seven Cups Tea Tours

Tea in London

TEA - MISCELLANEOUS

Origami Teapot - The Cat-Tea Corner

Tea Quotations - The Quote Garden

PERSONAL WEB PAGES - TEA

Tea Muse - A Must See!

BOOKS ABOUT TEA

Elizabeth Knight: Tea With Friends

Rose Garden Tea With The Queen

TEA TIME RECIPES

Cooking with Tea - Cat-Tea Corner

Collection of Tea Sandiwiches - Glenbrook Farms

Favorite Recipes - Elmwood Inn

Soup to Sandwiches - Windsor Tea Shop

Savory Tea Sandwhich Recipes - Great Party Recipes


TEA-ZINES, MAGAZINES & DISCUSSIONS

Tea - A Magazine

Tea Time Magazine

Tea Muse - newsletter

Teamail - Email Discussion Group about Tea

 

BLOGS ABOUT TEA

Tea Masters

Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea

Bigelow Tea Blog

Tea Nerd

 
Information of Interest

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