MUM MADE THE BEST CUP OF TEA!

Mum made the best cup of tea. I’m sure her British background. First, she’d ‘HOT the pot’…that meant running the hottest possible tap water into the, of course, china teapot while the tea kettle boiled. When the water just started to boil she’d empty the hot water from the teapot, add loose tea, then pour the boiling water over the tea.  She said the water always had to be at a full rolling boil (letting it boil hard at least one minute) before pouring it into the teapot with tea. She’d let it steep for about five minutes. Always using a bone china cup and saucer she would add milk first and then the tea. Not cream but milk.  When bubbles came to the top she’d say, “Quickly get the bubbles and you’ll receive some money”. We’d quickly spoon the bubbles into our mouths.  Then a fun time when she would read our teacups.  First, we’d turn the cup upside down in the saucer and turn it to the right three times.  With an intent, serious, expression on her face, she’d look at the tea leaf formation and tell us what she saw. She always saw good things in our future.

6 Replies to “MUM MADE THE BEST CUP OF TEA!”

  1. That is a good one…..I got another one today as well and I have been forwarding it around. Enjoy……

    Dear Sacred Self…

    Always remember to treat yourself with the highest degree of love, dignity, and respect. You are worthy! You are enough!

    Return to the heart of who you truly are ~ the primordial taproot of Love.

    Look within and you will discover a vast storehouse of personal treasure ~ a reflection of the multi-faceted gem that you are.

    Remember also to be strong, for life and love require courage and your integrity demands it.

    Never be in a hurry to understand. All meaningful things take time.

    Build the life you envision. Create quality memories. Realize: this is how dreams come true.

    May your burdens be light and your blessings heavy!

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  2. That is a good one…..I got another one today as well and I have been forwarding it around.

    Dear Sacred Self…

    Always remember to treat yourself with the highest degree of love, dignity, and respect. You are worthy! You are enough!

    Return to the heart of who you truly are ~ the primordial taproot of Love.

    Look within and you will discover a vast storehouse of personal treasure ~ a reflection of the multi-faceted gem that you are.

    Remember also to be strong, for life and love require courage and your integrity demands it.

    Never be in a hurry to understand. All meaningful things take time.

    Build the life you envision. Create quality memories. Realize: this is how dreams come true.

    Like

  3. Can’t remember my password to log in and leave a reply, but I wanted you to know I thought your story was cute.  I can just see your mother making the tea.  Fun memories for sure!CarynSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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