“Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start…” Yep, I just watched The Sound of Music, which is one of my many favorite classical movies. Speaking of classics, in the tea realm it seems the American classic is Lipton black tea. I don’t consider myself terribly old. Suuure…I’ve got the occasional ache and pain that slows me down, but I’m reasonably healthy at 30 years old. And at the beginning of those 30 years the only tea we drank was Lipton black tea.
I can remember spending hot sunny summer days on the family farm and going into my Mom or Grandma’s house for dinner seeing the 3 Lipton tea bags boiling in a saucepan on the stove. My sisters and I were asked to fill the glasses with ice. Of course the ice had to be filled to the brim because the boiling hot tea was about to be poured directly in it (with a little cool water added in). Mom was smart. She poured the tea from the saucepan into a Tupperware pitcher. I don’t know how Grandma did it without spilling, but she somehow poured the tea directly from the saucepan into the glasses. If it were me doing that it would have ended like this:
Yes this is a real photo of me attempting to make a fresh tomato based marinade. I also failed by putting in too much basil. Apparently some recipes mean a cup of fresh basil, not dried…and it does make a difference. Whoops!
Why am I starting this blog? Well friends, at Christmas I decided to do a tea/ teacup Advent count down to Christmas. For 25 days I tried a new tea and revealed a new tea cup to my Facebook friends and family. I just did it for fun and was surprised to see how many people were excited to see what each post would bring. A few people suggested I start a blog. Here it is!! If you want to enjoy the realm of Rory, Tea & Me there is a “Follow” button on the main page that will email you when I post a new blog. I hope you enjoy my adventures, mistakes, glorious finds, and silliness.