Monday, April 06, 2009

My morning good to go



What gets you going in the morning? For me it's tea in my own little pot which holds precisely three cups. The cup has to be china, skimmed milk and hermasetas. My MIL knitted me the teacosy - she knitted three actually until she felt it was the perfect size, and I think of her every time I look at it. MTL is also mad about tea but his is so strong you could stand a spoon in it, so we drink separately. Actually - around the house we do a great deal separately so it's still quite fun to bump into each other during the day. Don't you just love that jug? It was my Grandma's - Shelley china.
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23 comments:

lom said...

Tea for me too, but mine as to be in a huge mug

Jimmy Bastard said...

Pat, a good strong mash of the tea always starts my day off well.

I insist on a china cup, and for the love of god.. a proper tea strainer to sift the full flavour of proper tea leaves.

At my site office I'll only drink tea freshly brewed from a pot. None of that vending rubbish! Admittedly though, tis a mug no a cup in front of the fellas...

wontletlifedefineme said...

Looks lovely! I love China like that but unfortunately it's not my boyfriend's taste (we settled for the Arzberg Move china series in the end, which we both like). For me it's tea that gets me going as well; a big mug of green tea. I hope tomorrow the sun will come out again so I can have my tea on the balcony!

kenju said...

For me: 6 cups of strong, black decaf coffee (no milk or sugar)! We are drinking more tea nowadays (for the antioxidants) but it's herbal tea with mint, usually. I prefer mugs; the bigger the better!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

BEAUTIFUL china...! I LOVE BEAUTIFUL CHINA....! If I could, I would do nothing but buy China....lol!

Now...just below this is something you posted and I am seeing an BIG empty space and that little "icon" I mentioned on my blog.....DRAT!

PI said...

LOM: each to his own:) Welcome to the tea set.

Jimmy: like MTL but he's a mug man,has an embarrassing amount of strainers and various tea - pots which take up too much space.

Wontlet: I'm sure the china you both like is lovely. I haven't tried green tea yet.

Judy: my first coffee girl. Glad it's decaff. On the rare occasions I drink strong coffee I feel quite shaky. No milk or sugar sounds a bit spartan:)

Naomi: it's an old fashioned you tube of Binnie Hale singing 'I like a nice cup of tea.'
Very evocative of the forties.

Keith said...

What a coincidence! I have a jug just like that, with a matching sugar bowl and teapot (a bit bigger than yours).

My grandmother gave them to us as a wedding pressie in 1959 because she knew that my wife always coverted them when we visited her in our courting days.

I don't use them now, they just sit on the dresser gathering dust. I prefer a nice bowl of chocolate in the morning, with a couple of croissants to dip into it.

Z said...

Both tea and coffee with no milk or sugar, the tea weak, the coffee strong. Until about ten years ago, I used to have coffee at breakfast time, but then I changed for no apparent reason.

For tea, I usually use an infuser as I only want one cup or mug. I like Rose Pouchong. Earl Grey, Lady Grey or Lapsang Souchong, or green or herbal teas.

It's a sweet little jug, very pretty.

Kanani said...

I'm one of those people who has to eat breakfast.
And I always have to drink coffee!

R. Sherman said...

Black coffee, please. I cannot abide hot tea but drink gallons of the iced variety during the summer.

Cheers.

PI said...

Keith: together we could maybe make a full set. I have a couple of cake plates, bread and butter plates and a cake stand but none of the cups and saucers which were so thin it made sense to put the milk in first. I like the sound of your French breakfast. We have started treating ourselves to pain au chocolat on Sundays.

Z: you've inspired me to start using our more exotic teas which we are constantly given by our family. Earl Grey is a firm favourite with me but one gets lazy and sticks with whatever is to hand. I'm off to inspect the cupboard. I'm a wimp tho - I need milk and sweetener.

Kanani: I always have either a mixture of cereal and muesli or brown toast and marmalade or porridge with cinnamon and honey with the tea, and cranberry juice to take my vitamins.

Randall: my step-sons are the ace coffee makers and I really must start iced tea this summer.

savannah said...

lovely! absolutely lovely! i do love proper china when drinking tea. most of the time, it's coffee here. tea is earl grey or an herbal. xoxo

Eryl Shields said...

Tea, made and drunk in a gigantic mug – two tea bags – followed directly by coffee in the same, washed, mug. It's not china but it was handmade by a very handsome potter.

I love the jug and the tea cosy.

PI said...

Savannah: I fear mostly our coffee leaves a lot to be desired.

Eryl: my word! that's drink for the heavy mob:)

The Preacherman said...

Happy Easter angel xxxx

(Caz gets me going in the morning)... ;-)

debra said...

First a glass of water. then one with lemon. Then a piece of fruit. Then a cup of tea (in my sacred mug) with milk.

Scarlet-Blue said...

I love the tea cosy because it does look cosy.
Sx

Guyana-Gyal said...

I like pretty china but I drink tea in my favourite ole mug. Tea with spices, chai masala. Milky and sweet.

Going for a walk gets me going in the morning...that's what I should be doing now. See you later....

PI said...

Preacherman: I might have known:)

Debra: the first two - very good for your skin. I used to drink PLJ - pure lemon juice - but have chickened out.

GG: I'd like to try that - it sounds good. Wish I could come with you:)

Scarlet : we have then all shapes and sizes.

rashbre said...

Call me strange but I always have an urge to wear a tea cosy on my head when I see one.

PI said...

Rashbre: you're strange - now there are two of us:)

Nea said...

Tea for me too, please, with just a splash of milk and no sugar thank you.
There was a shortage of sugar in the early 70s, mum wouldn't let any of us have sugar in our tea for a few weeks. Once the shortage was over I couldn't drink my tea with sugar in it any more. Coffee I can drink black or white with or without sugar, but not tea.

I'm very lazy in the mornings, I can't be bothered with tea leaves, a bag is so much simpler, and I just top my mug up with hot water for second helpings.

PI said...

Nea: that was very clever of your mum. My sister never takes milk or sugar. I also have resorted to a tea bag - much less messy.