Roses in Your Teacup, Pt. II

In Part I, I showed the role of roses in romance and your teacup. They also play a role in the dΓ©cor of the teacups themselves. Don’t forget the teapots, sugar bowls, cream pitchers, and other accoutrements for a rosy tea time! Roses have been gracing teawares since the invention of porcelain and bone china. …

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The Rise and Rise of Tea Houses

Tea has always had the element of the social about it. The Chinese tea ceremony originated around appreciating art and poetry in groups, the Japanese samurais adopted it and used it to come together and discuss tribal conflicts peacefully. All over the middle east tea is associated with hospitality and the welcoming of others in …

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