Friday, March 26, 2010
A Frabjulous Day For Tea
I woke up the other morning in the mood for tea. And having recently seen the (not surprisingly) bizarre Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland, I decided this whimsical tin of dried and fermented leaves was all that would do:
But one cannot brew Alice in Wonderland tea in a normal teapot, nor consume it in a normal teacup. No, such normal tea implements are unacceptable.
So I used the coffee press we received as a wedding gift. In fact, so desperate was I to try out this delightful item that I cut open a perfectly good tea bag to indulge in the novelty of "loose tea."
And, of course, though it was only tea for one, I had to pull out the little cream and sugar set that my mother gave me for Christmas -- made in the same style as the coffee press.
The tea receptacle? One of the niftiest inventions I've ever seen -- the Bodum double-wall glass. You can serve the hottest drink in one of these, and still pick it up with your bare hand.
I must say, that Bodum coffee press made one of the best cups of tea I've ever tasted -- I still can't believe how strong it was, despite only using one serving of tea!
While I can't rave quite as much over Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland (Women in armor always look foolish. Always.), I am drooling over Alice's coat. And Alice's Theme is now one of my favorites -- so whimsical, magical, and beautiful!
Sometimes, you just need a hot cuppa.
But then again, in Wonderland it's always tea time!
...And yes, I do know it's "Frabjous," not "Frabjulous." But it was too apropos to resist.