Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Squee: Tea

The Sunday Squee is when I can talk about things that make me happy and excited. The main focus will be on different things people created, from books to movies to television shows to podcasts, and my effort will be to highlight less commonly known things as a way to share what I love. If you want to join in the Sunday Squee, please link back to me so I can enjoy what you love!

Single Frame Stories: Pot

One of the funny things about Sunday Squee is that it's as much a promise to myself as anything else - a desire to find something positive enough to write about every week.

This has been a very hard week to be Squeeful.

And so I retreat to a longstanding favorite - warm tea served with proper milk and sugar in the appropriate containers. My set at home is silver - a  family heirloom - but these cephalopods ones are from a gacha tea set from Schadenfreude. I love their wriggly bits, and I'm still sad I didn't manage to get the entire set. They're best with little pastries on the side, flaky and warm with perhaps a cream and lemon filling. The whole ritual of tea making, from warming the cup, to steeping the tea, to pouring out over a little filter, to the slow sips as one stares into space letting the flavor of the tea sooth every sore edge.

I love a wide number of teas, from the oolong which won my heart, to the white teas whose delicate flavor inspires daydreams, to blooming teas which create art in glass and water.

Join me in a cup?


  1. I'll happily join you in a cuppa, Deoridhe! Tea with milk and sugar is one of those little luxuries I first came across in Ireland. Prior to then it had only been coffee for me, but a beautiful chai or spiced black tea with milk is just heaven! <3

    1. Oh, I adore chai~! One of my dreams is to get better at making chai homemade. It's so delish fresh out of the pot with fresh spices.

      Yay tea party!!!