Tea on Tuesday
First of all, I bet you didn't know that today is International Tea Day??
You can go to this website to read more about it - www.cec-india.org
In a nutshell, I believe the idea for an international day was conceived in the hopes for fair trade and to protect the interests of small tea farmers and their laborers in the 3rd world countries.
Here is a blurb from that website:
"On every 15 December all tea producing countries across the World observe International Tea Day to draw attention of governments and citizens on the impact of tea trade on workers, small growers and consumers. The decision to observe the International Tea Day on 15 December was taken after deliberations among various international organizations and trade unions during the World Social Forum in Mumbai (‘04) and Porte Allegre (‘05). Subsequently, the International Tea Day is observed in major tea producing countries like Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Malaysia, Uganda,India and Tanzania."
It is worth checking out.
Today, I raise my new cup (from my friend Teresa) to those hard working farmers, who allow me to drink such a wide variety of wonderful teas.
This mug is an early and surprise Christmas gift from my friend - with a lid and infuser. I am steeping a cup of fresh ginger. Thank you, "T"!!!!
Since the holidays are almost upon us, I thought you might like to see this lovely little feather tree adorned with tea ornaments!!! So cute, it has inspired me to be on the lookout for some tiny teacups in the coming year!!!!
I have several little teapot ornaments, including one that a friend gave me last year- with a winter scene, complete with red barn (like mine)! This teapot stays out all year 'round, hanging on my kitchen window.
This blog has the cutest original design artsy teapots - check it out!!!
Please join us for Tea on Tuesdays - see Kimmie for a list of participants. We have a new one amongst us - drop by and visit her- it's a good read!!!