It has been a bit of a day….. seventh grade math meltdowns, too damp outside to dry the clothes and too hot to run the heat to dry them on the radiators. It is a day that I am very grateful for an English tradition that I learned long ago actually in America.
It seems simple enough. A cup of tea steaming in a coffee mug or a pretty little tea cup. Add bit of milk and or a spoon of sugar and you have a relaxing moment.
I stopped today to take my cuppa break. It is hard to scurry around or freak out about things not worth freaking out about with a hot cuppa in your hand.
In the amount of time it takes for me to drink a cup of hot tea my head has cleared, my spirit has calmed down and I am in a better place than before. Kind of a “time out” place for Moms. It can be just enough time to breathe a prayer, to read a scripture or watch the birds. If it is not long enough well then the kettle is still hot so …….have another.
Here are a few of my favourite teas.
One bag of English Breakfast Tea (a black tea)
Pour boiling water over the tea bag in a cup or mug (steep two minutes) add
1\2 tsp of demerara sugar
1 or 2 TBS of 2% milk
London Fog (from Shaye Elliott’s Blog)
One Earl Grey Tea Bag added to only a half cup of boiling water. Let steep for a few minutes. Then add a tsp or two of real maple syrup, tsp of real vanilla and fill the rest of the cup with steamed milk.
PS I am headed back to reheat the kettle….I told you it has been a day….