My World Wednesday

Yesterday Vee suggested that I should join this fun tea blog-a-thon and here I am! We are to write about the following: Share tea from the perspective of literature. Post a tea quote, a verse or poem, or story. Tell about a favorite tea book. This would be a good time to share how you use tea to encourage others. Do you minister to others by sending them tea themed cards to friends and shut-ins? Or another way you use 'tea' to share joy with others? I know some of you do --- so tell your story!

My blog's tea party theme this week is Tea and Poetry so that fits but I also wanted to show some of the tea books I've collected.

Tea Time at the Inn by Gail Greco is a beautifully photographed book about bed and breakfast inns and the teas they serve. There are tons of recipes and almost every recipe has a photo.

Tea Party by Tracy Stern is also beautifully photographed but most of the photographs are of Ms. Stern herself. There aren’t many pictures showing her tea goodies. The book features lots of tea party themes but the recipes aren’t unique or particularly interesting.

A Tea for All Seasons by Bruce Richardson is a wonderful book with tea party themes, great recipes and plenty of photographs. Bruce and his wife used to own a tearoom and they really know what they are doing. I highly recommend this book.

Serendipitea is by Tomislav Podreka who is a tea merchant. This guy knows teas and gives so much information in this small book.

Afternoon Tea by Lesley Mackley is a book of great recipes. Each dish is photographed while it is being prepared and as a final product. The recipes are easy to follow and taste good. I love this book.

Tea Basics by Wendy Rasmussen and Ric Rhinehart is the perfect book for anyone new to tea. It covers the types of tea, how to prepare tea and how to enjoy fine tea.

Tea with Jane Austen by Kim Wilson. If you’ve been watching the PBS productions of Jane Austen’s works, you’ll want to read this book. It talks about tea in Jane’s time, has lots of quotes from her novels and it even has recipes for treats that Jane’s characters might have served.

Tea with Patsy Clairmont is a sweet little book with lots of ideas for sharing tea. There are many photos of Patsy’s own tea things, a few recipes and some of Patsy’s poems.

Victoria Magazine’s The Charms of Tea is in typical Victoria style, lots of hazy photos of beautifully staged tea scenes, poetry and quotes and a surprisingly lot of recipes.

Having Tea by Tricia Foley is a bit like the Victoria book but it includes photos of each recipe, tea themes and so many pictures of tea settings. This was my first tea book and it remains my favorite.