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!!!


  1. I had no idea it was International Tea Day!

  2. how interesting - that I should join you for tea today then !

    Thanks for your comments - the sage tea was served in a huge pan with a ladle as there were so many of us - it tasted quite savoury & not to my liking !

  3. Greetings to you,

    I appreciate the link to learn more about the International Tea Day. I have made a PDF copy as I plan to make note of it when I am ready to launch my tea notes post on Sundays next year.

    The link for artsy tea cups not working.

    Warmest regards this holiday season,

  4. ooops - try it now - it had one too many "http"s in the link!!! You will have to let me know when you start your tea notes - I'll be reading them!! :>)

  5. Always enjoy Tuesdays here -- love your tea cup. Very, very pretty!

  6. Lovely tea cup. And a gorgeous teapot ornament too.

  7. Who knew....thanks to you...we now do!
    Your tea ornie is gorgeous, very lovely and useful cup too!
    Happy T Tuesday to you!
    Ho Ho Ho

  8. I spent a great deal of time looking at that blog with the amazingly artistic teapots. I would have been back sooner, but couldn't take myself away from them.

    Happy Tea Tuesday. I always love to see what you find to entertain us!!

  9. Happy tea to you, thank you for all of the interesting info and int. tea day! Christen

  10. wow! I didn't know! I'll have to tell my birthday girl that her birthday is special for yet another reason :)

    Happy T today!

  11. What a beautiful little tea pot ornament. I love the red barn painted on it. I didn't know about International Tea Day. I bet if I had made it out to my favorite little coffee and tea shop they would have told me. They promote Fair Trade items.
    Have a great holiday! :)Bea

  12. I didn't know about International Tea Day. Thanks for the info. I like your oriental cup with infuser. Mine is similar and was purchased at the China pavailion at Epcot. The teapot ornament with the painted barn is very pretty also.

  13. You have such an eye for beauty! I enjoyed reading this post on International Tea Day -- even though it has come and gone.