Before we have tea I have to share my joy of finally being able to pick blooms off my lilac bush, a small thing I know, but we planted this bush 6 years ago ! It has never had a flower on it........we have been in a drought for the past 5 years. This year we have had above average rains and this lilac is a mass of flowers, as is the whole garden. Here, in Australia we never, ever take the gift of water from above for granted, it is such a precious commodity.
Tea today is Russian Caravan and it is made in the 'happiest' tea pot ever. Happy for two reasons; 1. it is bright yellow with pretty sprigs of flowers all over it and is shaped a little bit like a pumpkin, it has a mesh container that holds the tea leaves that sits on the rim under the lid, so you don't need to use a strainer and is simple to clean and it pours beautifully, and 2. it was bought for me by my gorgeous daughter that lives in Melbourne who I don't get to see nearly enough of, but was home for a visit last weekend. She purchased it at the fabulous T2.
With my tea I'm having crumpets with Mulberry Jam, bought from the old, quaint and beautiful Currant Shed at Hoffmann's winery in McLaren Vale..........whole fat, juicy mulberries suspended in a sweet, luscious syrup. If you would like to share your tea on Tuesday with us visit Kimmies' blog.