The perfect tea cup for the best cup of tea ever#a to z challenge
We have a lot to thank the Chinese for – noodles, chilli chicken and of course the cup that cheers – tea. Indeed if it weren’t for Shennong, we’d all be drinking just hot water. This beverage has become so popular that it has even spawned a new meal – Tea Time with its teapots, tea cups ,tea cozies and tea trays. I personally believe that things taste better when served better which is why I am very particular about drinking tea in my Chinese tea cup.
What’s so special about my Chinese tea cup?
For starters, it is a fine example of Blue & White bone china. It is beautifully decorated with peonies. It consists of 4 parts :
- the outer cup
- the saucer
- the lid
- the inner strainer
To make a perfect cup of tea, rinse the cup with hot water. Add tea leaves in the strainer which is placed inside the cup. Pour hot water over the tea leaves and cover with the lid. Allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes and then lift the inner strainer with the tea leaves and keep aside on the saucer. Now sip the golden yellow liquid. You can use the same tea leaves for the second or third cup of tea.
Flowers play a significant role in Chinese decorative art. Peonies which are very common, symbolise Summer and act as lucky charm keeping people safe and sound, ensuring them money, status and happiness.
Is it any wonder then that my tea tastes better from my Chinese tea cup?
Perhaps this video tutorial will help you have a relaxed weekend!
T is for Tea cup in my theme “Things around my house’ in the 7th A to Z Challenge .
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