Saturday, June 26, 2010

Making Tea the Old-Fashioned Way

For the past few years, I've been brewing my tea by placing a mug with water in the microwave and then steeping the bag right in the cup. Recently I realized that I was missing the way I used to do it. First boil the water in the tea kettle, pour the hot water into a pretty teapot, add the bags or loose leaves in a strainer, and then steep. Yes, it's a few more steps, but I love the ritual.
A week or so ago, I ordered this beautiful stainless steel teakettle from the Paula Deen Signature Collection at CSN Stores on line. Beautiful things make me happy, and beautiful it is. I love to shop at CSN. They have everything for the kitchen you can possible imagine, and it was delivered very quickly to my door.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I think I'll brew some chamomile tea, and relax with a good book on the patio.

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Anonymous said...

I want to tell you I love your blog but I despise the music player. It's extremely annoying and it kills my desire to visit your blog more often! Sorry!

hip chick said...

I have been making tea this way for about a year now. Ever since I got back from Ireland. I had to give up coffee because it bothers my stomach.
And, can I say to the commenter above, just hit the stop button on the play list and then you don't have to hear it. I happen to like the music and think it is quite nice. What I can't stand is the pop-ups on some blogs. Drive me crazy. But, to each their own.

Jane Marie said...

Thank you, Anonymous, for the suggestion, but I happen to feel that a blog is a personal reflection of who I am. I don't want to be a cookie-cuuter blogger. In the beginning this blog started out as a place to post my recipes so I could find them easily instead of searching through the many cookbooks I have. Now I have reached a large audience and they seem to be loyal. So far now, the music stays. When I get bored with it, it will change. Music and the piano is a big part of my life, and therefore I enjoy my own blog.

Hip Chick, Thank you for your comment; it is nice to see both sides of the picture. Maybe the music appeals to tea drinkers :)