Tuesday, September 14, 2010

a portrait of tea

 my cuppa today is partly Prince of Wales tea and partly Exotic Fruit Sencha
I didn't have much left of the Prince of Wales tea
so I adulterated it.


- wikipedia

Edward VIII was the prince who caused a major scandal by marrying the American socialite, Wallis Simpson.


Sencha Tea is a Japanese green tea

when choosing green tea, you have basically 2 choices:

Matcha
or 
Sencha

Matcha green tea is powdered
Sencha green tea is the whole leaf


- wikipedia



maybe Wallis Simpson was "the whole leaf"
with something exotic thrown in there as well


and they both ended up in hot water

poor Edward.

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12 comments:

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

brilliant post Kimmie = Love it

Hot Hot water or maybe not so much heheh

Happy T to ya!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

oh still giggling over your whole leaf joke, they did get into HOTWATER!! hehe

1creativeone said...

Lovely portrait of tea, royal duties and life in general.... hugs, Christen

WildeThymeKnits said...

REALLY made me chuckle!

sukipoet said...

cute story and blends of tea. I once attended a tea making party (we paid to attend) done by a woman from china. we drank about 4-5 small cups of different teas. Man, was I flying high after that! Even though they were not black teas they really added a zing to the energy level.

Steph said...

indeed a creative post, Kimmie....I did wonder about the fusion (chuckle) and the flavor of the tea in the end.... happy happy day to you...

Bea said...

Good story to go with the tea! Thoroughly enjoyed it. :)bea

Terri Kahrs said...

Hot water, INDEED! But it was "royal" hot water!!! Great post, Kimmie! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got a good laugh from the hot water punch line. Really delightful, Kimmie!

bad penny said...

So interesting Kimmie. I remember the series Edward & Mrs Simpson - indeed poor Edward never really wanted to be a king. Because of this we have the strong liniage we have now !
Great T post.

Meadowlark Days said...

The tea sounds delicious and the photos are so nice and calm!

You are right - your children will probably love to have your old portfolios someday! It is a treasure to have things like that from our family.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

meant to also thank you Kimmie for reminding how not to have bitter green tea ... which I am enjoying this morning ;)

Happy Wednesday Dear One!
oxo