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Taking Tea

Last Sunday was the scene of a Boston Tea Party, of sorts.  Okay, it wasn’t exactly a party since there were only three of us.  And technically, we were southwest of Boston.  But there was tea involved.

With Christmas only a week away, we were exhausted, what with all the shopping, the cooking, the cards… and we needed to take a break.  Which meant taking tea.

fancy_thatWe met up in Walpole, Massachusetts, at a hidden gem called “Fancy That.” This unique tea room offers a wide variety of tea, delicious scones, tea sandwiches, and sweets, in an atmosphere that makes you want to trade in your tunic sweater, leggings, and boots for a costume straight out of Downton Abbey.  We truly felt as if we’d been transported to another time and place.

For two luxurious hours, the three of us harried gals sat sipping tea, (I chose a jasmine earl grey called “Buckingham Palace Garden Party Tea”) nibbling on lady-like sandwiches with the crusts cut off, and delicate confections.  We chatted and laughed and recharged our batteries.

My usual remedy for being overbooked, overworked, and overwhelmed is to drink more coffee which only speeds my heart rate as I rush around trying to do just about everything faster.  Who knew I could find such serenity at the bottom of a tea cup?

The next time you’re feeling the pressure, take a few minutes, and take tea!

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10 thoughts on “Taking Tea

  1. Alicia says:

    Taking a tea is one of my favorite things to do. There is something about eating a cucumber sandwich and drinking a pot of fantastic tea that helps you catch your breath. Cheers with a pinkie raised 🙂

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  2. Terésa says:

    While many people drink coffee in the morning, I have tea every night before bed. It’s not exactly the same as high tea but it is a soothing end to the day. I’ll have to go to Fancy That soon. It’s been quite some time since I’ve taken tea.


  3. Sheila Reiter says:

    I thought only Irish girls drank tea. My old Nanny always, and I do mean always, had the kettle on ready to pour into her Beleek (spelling) teapot. If you visited Nanny you had tea and that was that. She also read the tea leaves, so you did not take your cup to the kitchen sink and wash it before she told you what was about to happen in your life. She was a wonderful old bird.

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