What Is in Your Teacup? 🌹

Tea is wealth itself,
Because there is nothing that cannot be lost,

No problem that will not disappear,
No burden that will not float away,

Between the first sip and the last.


After a long, hard day of many chores, tasks and homeschooling, I do so love to sit in the afternoon for a cup of tea. There is something so peaceful about the sound of hot tea pouring out of the spout into your pretty teacup … knowing your chores are mostly finished … children are happy and tucked in for naps or playing quietly … laundry is folded, dinner is in the oven … it is then that I have my little tea break.

In fact, my day does not even feel complete unless I have had a moment to have a real cup of tea. No rushing about, no sipping coffee from a paper cup or even a big, chunky mug from the kitchen island, sipping between tasks of teaching grammar and kneading bread dough … no, I’m referring to actually sitting down, quietly, resting, reading a chapter from my book and actually drinking tea from a lovely tea cup. As a girl and a young lady, I always loved tea, tea parties, tea cups and anything relating to tea. It only makes sense that, in the throes of my adulthood, I would indulge in an afternoon tea ritual …


{My husband purchased this second-hand beautiful teapot for me  – I just love it!}

If you love tea, you must make yourself a pot of rosehip tea …

Have you tried rosehipstea?  Just the name of Rosehips sounds so romantic and feminine, doesn’t it?

Simple place your rosehips into your loose leaf strainer and pour boiling water over. Let it steep for 10 minutes. You may add cloves, if you wish. I did not have any and simply prefer the gentle taste of rosehips, the precious fruit of the rose flower. You may purchase rosehips from Amazon or you may collect them wild, if you are so blessed to have a rose garden.


Not only is it a lovely tasting tea, it’s also fantastically full of vitamins and nutrients.



Rosehips actually contain 50% more Vitamin C than oranges … so this is a great tea for your children, especially in the upcoming winter months.

From the Keepers at Home magazine:

“The medicinal value of rosehips is extremely important for our health. Rosehips are full of so many beneficial compounds which include vitamins C, A, B1, B2 and B3, as well as calcium, iron, selenium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, silicon, tin and zinc. Rosehips have been used to treat fevers, influenza, diarrhea, stress, infections, rheumatoid arthritis, respiratory conditions and also to lower cholesterol, manage diabetes, boost the immune system, strength capillaries, build strong bones and teeth, shorten the duration of a cold, heal wounds and prevent cancer.”



This is a beautiful tea to serve to your family and for yourself. Add in a little raw honey for your children if they wish to sweeten it – personally, it is just perfect me without any sweetener.

Of course, teatime is much more enjoyable if poured from a tea pot and into a real tea cup. If you do not have a tea cup yet, visit a thrift store. You will find delightful ones for a decent price. It is fun to have a collection of tea cups for yourself and your friends and family to use. When is the last time you visited someone and they actually served you tea in a teacup? It rarely happens anymore – but as my grandmother says … tea must be served in a teacup!




“Sometimes quick experiences pay big dividends.
You need refreshment and renewal.
Don’t let yourself become so overwhelmed by your responsibilities
that you forget how to nourish yourself with those things that give you a lift.. .
like a cup of tea, perhaps?

-Emilie Barnes

October 25, 2018 - 4:13 pm

Shirley This is such a lovely post

We love tea time in my cottage.

The tea pots and cups stay out all the time and folks are always stopping in for tea.

I taught a Bible study once and the atmosphere was a bit quiet as ladies were shy at first. I brought my Aunt Bee tea pot….a chubby little pot covered in calico wearing a pearl necklace around her tea lid, along with China tea cups a quilt for our tablecloth and nice tea. Don’t you know the whole study was warm and open after that.

When the study ended a lady wrote me about missing Aunt Bee and tea time Bible study.

Tea really is a special treat.

And your husband has good taste in tea pots.

Hugs from Shirley

October 17, 2018 - 5:30 am

Gigi Oh, Monica, yes, I understand. Well, this would taste so much better than sugary tea, I think! At least, it will be healthier! Yes, those little bulbs are the rosehips. 🙂

October 16, 2018 - 9:51 pm

Monica Ah, this post is so “you”! 🙂 Love the tea set…it is very lovely! Good job, husband!
Do you know that sweet, sugary iced tea is HUGE here in the south? As in, drink with every meal?! So I am definitely going against the norm. I know no one, personally, who drinks hot tea. But me…my children like it too if they have colds.
Sigh, I do so love tea, at least once a day…(coffee is my first love!) but I admit that I have only a white ceramic coffee cup that I use all around. A couple of years ago I went on this minimalism kick where I got rid of doubles of everything and then bought “white” everything..yeah, one of those phases inspired by Instagram or Pinterest, I can’t remember. Sigh. So it’s time to get me a proper teacup! 🙂
I’ve never tried Rosehips! I have several rose bushes…so the little bulb things…little balls…that’s the Rosehips, right?

October 16, 2018 - 8:12 pm

Gigi Debby, yes, you should have a pretty tea cup! I don’t think I have been to many tea parties, unless I have hosted them myself, which I also think is a shame. My sister and mother, however, threw me a tea party for my bridal shower many years ago. It was lovely. Everyone brought a teacup for me to keep. I was so blessed! I would love to see more tea parties being hosted.

October 16, 2018 - 6:21 pm

Debby in Kansas, USA Your teapot & cup are lovely! Aside from my childhood tea parties, I never actually attended a REAL one until my niece’s baby shower when I was about 35! It was so wonderfully girly!
I made it a point to have several of my own. I should made a point to do this again. It’s been several years.

I should also treat myself in a lovely cup, that I have several of. I’m guilty of the microwave/mug thing. Shame on me!!!

October 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Gigi You are right, Regina. It is our every day moments in which we need to use those lovely teacups … your collection sounds wonderful!

October 15, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Gigi Rosehip is so tasty – you should certainly try it! Raspberry leaf is lovely, too. And chamomile tea is a favorite of mine, as well. Herbals teas are so wonderful…

October 15, 2018 - 10:57 am

Regina Oh I just love tea and yes, it must be served in a pretty teacup! I gave myself permission to actually use my teacups regularly now instead of waiting for special occassions. I did this after seeing ladies like yourself drinking tea from such elegant teacups. Even my husband thought I should have some teacups to use on a regular basis. Most of my teacups second hand. My mother-in-law gave me several teacups before she passed that belonged to her mother. Then there are teacups that I and my daughters received in online teacup exchanges.

Rosehips tea sounds really good. I should check and see if Republic of Tea has some.
Have a blessed day.

October 15, 2018 - 10:20 am

Sarah I have never tried rosehip tea, but must now! I love herbal teas. For many years I only drank black breakfast tea, however over the past few years I have learned the benefits of herbal teas and have been amazed. Red raspberry leaf tea and chamomile tea are two teas I drink daily. I loved reading the health benefits of rosehip tea. What a lovely way to get extra vitamins and minerals! : )