You, me, and a cuppa…

Is there anything more comforting then a cuppa tea? The Brits know this so well, I wonder, whether “Would you like a cuppa?” is the most repeated sentence in British history? If “you” and “me” are around as well, there can hardly be trouble, can it?

This is the newest piece of my tea-themed greeting card collection (you can see the others here, here and here). The wooden button is part of my collection coming from England, the drawing and the text are completely handmade on 300 gram watercolour paper.

The version of tea drunk by my favourite Britons (with milk or cream) sounds rather bizarre ’round here, but the indian version is getting more and more popular. Have you heard of chai latte? This miracle of a drink is made of black tea, milk and some eastern spices. When drunk hot, it lulls you into a christmas-y mood, when on ice, it is the perfect drink for a hot summer. Have you ever tasted chai latte?

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Shall I put the kettle on?

Do you also like tea? I’ve created a whole series of tea-themed greeting cards (here and here), using these fabulously beautiful wooden buttons I got from England. I used 300 g watercolour paper, and a marker to draw the kettle and write the text. All is completely handmade.

There is absolutely nothing like British tea-culture – naturally I was inspired. There is no problem a nice cup of tea would not solve. We – other nations – are full of stereotypes of course, which are, however, more-or-less true. Sometimes less… Visiting Britain I was rather dumbfounded when I wanted to drink tea at 5PM and the lady in the tea-room said ‘Sorry, we are closed’. I also learned while being there, that although the britons invented this crazy practice of putting milk into black tea, you are not supposed to drink all types of black tea with milk or cream (Earl Grey – a great type afternoon tea – is one you do NOT put milk in).

Such a lovely nation, the British, aren’t they? (I promise I’m not prejudiced, I really do!)

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Are you tea-riffic?

Here is the second piece of my tea-themed greeting cards (Check out the first). I got these lovely buttons from Britain and decided to create a collection of greeting cards based on this lovely-lovely drink. I used a piece of 300 g watercolour paper and the beautiful wooden button. The teapot and the text are both 100% handmade as well as the sewing.

Much as I love tea, my tea-taste has gone through a long evolution, starting from drinking various fruit-teas with plenty of sugar and lemon, to drinking (almost) only plain black, green and white teas, either with nothing in it, or with some milk or cream in the case of English breakfast and Darjeeling. I have learned to be utterly snobbish where tea is concerned…

How do you drink your cuppa?

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Tea for two

I got these beautiful wooden buttons from England, and as soon as I set my eyes upon them, I knew they would be part of a tea-themed collection. This is the first piece of a series of greeting cards. The others shall be less of a love card – unless you want to declare your love for this cheering drink that tea is. Do you also love tea?

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