This will come as a shock to a nation of Starbucks lovers, but I’m not a morning coffee drinker. Never have been, probably never will be (despite Joe’s best efforts to convert me). I’m a tea kinda girl all the way.
When we were in France, tea was always, always served with a pretty ceramic or porcelain pot, a cup, and a saucer. So dignified! It made the act of drinking tea — something that’s already quite relaxing and pleasurable, if you ask me — all the more refined and fun. Since getting back to the states, I’ve been in search of the perfect teapot and cup/saucer set. I recently scored an adorable little elephant tea pot on sale at World Market, but am still hunting for the right cup and saucer that strikes the balance between pretty, whimsical, but functional. Anthro has tons of great options (of course!), but more so on the cup front, less so on the saucer.
Yes, here I am, posting about cups and saucers for tea. Hello, pretense. But with a zany schedule as of late, there’s nothing to take the edge off like a sip of hot tea and the clink of a ladylike cup hitting the saucer. At least, not until I can pour myself a glass of wine in the evening.