I just have to hear the words to get excited! It brings up all kinds of pictures in my mind when I think, but it is something that I really enjoy. Maybe it is because when I was young my great-grandfather on the few occasions we got to visit or he visited, sat down with us with little tidbits of things and we had so much fun giggling over our tiny cups and cookies! The other fond memory of tea is sitting at my grandma Bobbie's breakfast table while she served us breakfast and hot English tea with cream and sugar. I still remember how good it tasted and the warm fuzzy feeling you get inside when you are full from tea!
It seems like too when you have pretty cups and teapots, it makes it even better. It is like you are pampered while just sitting there in your own home.
It doesn't take much, just a pretty plain teapot and I got some very pretty cups cheaply and my boys and I can sit and have a cup of tea with some sliced bread and jam. Maybe if I made cookies we can have those or some bits of chocolate. Tea time can be a time of bonding and sharing. A time your children can look back on and remember like I do with my relatives.
It takes time, but it will be worth it!