Today I am celebrating Valentine's Day by showing my appreciation of tea. Tea is the most popular beverage consumed in the world behind water. Many have asked if hot tea will, in fact, ever catch on in America; I for one, have done my best to promote it.
My mug today is perfect for that loving cup of tea on St. Valentine's Day. The pattern is Hearts and Flowers and it is made by Rosina China Co. Ltd. I found it on a trip to the thrift store and had been saving it for this post.
That is an actual Victorian era die cut valentine pictured here with the mug. I found a box of these valentines years ago when at an auction.
There is a new book coming out that I have had the opportunity to review titled Afternoon Tea at Home.
A classic afternoon tea is just a recipe away in this enticing new book by Will Torrent an award winning pastry chef in the U.K. The publisher is Ryland Peters & Small, photography by Matt Russell. I will post a full review tomorrow.
Hug someone this weekend and tell them you love them!
I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House