My Favorite Cup of Tea!
Over the years, I have collected quite a stash of tea cups, from ones my Grandmother used to use when I visited to gifts from friends. I cherish them all and think of them when I need a boost not to mention something warm to help me relax. It’s not what’s IN the cup that triggers the calm, it’s the process of having something in a cup, then waiting for it to cool off just enough so that I can sip it. By then, I am usually much more relaxed so just the thought of getting a cup can put me in that state.
So it’s with trepidation that I now confess I have a new favorite tea cup. And, I bought it for myself at a local thrift store, frankly not because I had intended to keep it but I initially intended to give it away.
The tea cup was brand new, still with the tag and cost $2.
What caught my attention was the cat design, although at first I didn’t realize it was a tea cup. The cup is tall and narrow with a lid that is a black cat head and a bottom forming the cat feet. The handle is the cat tail. Inside and attached to the lid is an infuser in the shape of an orange fish.
The fish opens so that one can easily insert a tea bag.
The fish then goes back into the tea cup to infuse it with the contents of the fish.
The process of creating the tea, including putting the fish back into the tea cup, makes me smile. I have a goldfish named Laverne, the little gold fish reminds me of her.
The handle fits nicely in mine and having a lid on the cup prevents one of my cats - and one in particular - from taking a sip out of the cup.
So when thinking about giving someone a gift, give a little extra thought to something one would regularly use, like a tea cup, and infuse it with some fun!