I have just a small collection of books that are related to Tea. I’ve been spending more time in them recently, and would like to recommend my favorite. I don’t even remember when I purchased my copy of If Teacups Could Talk, by Emilie Barnes. It is, however, one of my favorite Tea-related books, and one I turn to often for inspiration and relaxation.
It is beautifully illustrated and includes some lovely recipes, but the thing I love the most about this book is how the author shares her love & passion for tea and tea parties. She makes having Tea Time with a friend seem like one of the most inviting events, and shares her philosophy – not only about tea – but about how tea can be used as a tool, a blessing, and even a ministry – to enrich relationships with friends & family.
Of course, it doesn’t REALLY matter if the liquid involved is Tea – it could be coffee, water, pop, etc. It doesn’t have to be about the beverage itself – but rather about taking time to enjoy your blessings – both teapots, teacups, and dear friends or loved ones.
So whether you have an antique teapot with matching teacups and saucers handed down through generations of your family, or you have mismatched mugs collected over the years – consider inviting someone special to have some Tea Time with you.