Until recently, however, I'd missed the fuss. I wasn't part of The Tea Club. As a child I'd had my tonsils out and gone against the advice of the surgeon and supped on a hot drink before the two weeks were up. The pain, the pain, I can not tell you how painful that was and, frankly, I don't suggest you try it anytime soon. So I was off hot drinks, I avoided them at all costs for about twenty years until my doctor recently suggested green tea to help with medication related dehydration. And I liked it. I was hydrating myself and enjoying a hot drink, bizarre. I kept on with the green tea until whilst at a friend's house for lunch I progressed to Earl Grey and the next time onto Lady Grey. I was enjoying it and suddenly I had admittance to the club. The Tea Club. I was no longer looked at like I had not two but seventeen heads when I politely declined a cup of tea in favour of a cold drink. I now knew and understood how to make a cup of tea that someone would truly appreciate. And I had come to find that nothing in the world goes quite as well with a scone as a cup of Rosie Lee.
Membership to The Tea Club is open and free and I regret not becoming a member a great many years ago. Sure, I enjoyed my lemonade or orange juice whilst out to tea or round at a friend's house but now I've found, at the midway point of a china cup of tea, that 'aah that's the spot' feeling that I'd never quite found until I'd become a member of The Tea Club and I'm not letting go.
All I have to do to renew my membership to my club is keep my cupboards filled with a plentiful supply of tea leaves which is something I'm going to make sure I always do because despite not having a badge to pin to my lapel The Tea Club is the best club I belong to.
I'm Thrifty, a full time journalist, life long second hand addict and a new member of The Tea Club. You can find me blogging at athriftymrs.com
Thanks Thrifty!! Welcome to the club.
P.S. You tea lovers must take a look over at Thrifty's Apple and Raspberry Heaven Cake. Oh my! You must!