Some of the things discussed are the novels tea appears in...like Henry James The Portrait Of A Lady, and which tea blender is said to have introduced Earl Grey to the world...which is personally not my favorite.
A tea quote from the book:
The Muse's friend
tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours
which the head invade,
And keeps the palace of
the soul serene
--late 17th-century poem
"of Tea" by
The table of contents includes:
"Happy, Happy Breakfast": Tea in the Morning
Cents & Sensibility: Tea and Shopping
"The Best Of All Travelling Liquors": Tea Away from Home
and more chapters...all with reference to Jane Austen books. How cool is that!!! The link above for the book takes you to Amazon. The book is a great read and great fun.
To change gears and move to the more modern, I wanted to share this art deco 1930-1940s Cornwall, England streamlined pottery teapot that I just love. I really think if Jane Austen had been around in the art deco era she would have liked this teapot with it's streamlined shape, no nonsense style and mottled, homey (or homely in Brit speak) art pottery design.
Perfect for that cuppa...and different to boot! To see more photos and info for the streamlined teapot at Antiques And Teacups, click on the photos.
Off to service this morning at Sequim Community Church. It is good to worship the Lord together...make a joyful noise and forget not His benefits!