Today, I went to a friend’s house for a tea party. For me, that’s about the best kind of party possible. After all, I am Alice, and Alice went to the Mad Tea Party with the March Hare, Mad Hatter, and Dormouse. The three of them were sentenced by the Queen of Hearts to an eternal tea party after being convicted of the dread charge of murdering the time. They claimed that they were “just killing time.” Not a bad punishment, I would guess. Lots of scones and tea and little sandwiches without crusts. My mouth waters at the whole idea of the delicious tea party, even though I know that too much of a good thing is too much. There’s no getting around it. A tea party is fun because it happens occasionally and is a treat, not because it’s eternal.
Below are pictures of the teapots and tea cups featured at today’s tea party, together with some nice quotations about the pleasures of tea. I found these quotations at https://blog.theteakitchen.com/tea-history-culture/20-tea-quotes-for-tea-lovers/ and at https://theteacupoflife.com/2020/07/tea-quotes.html
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