There are those who regard taking tea as a featured component of a normal day. Others view the tea ritual as a grand splurge and many have no interest at all. The "splurge" set has more than likely not grown up with the habit of taking tea, and the thought of preparation and clean-up seems to defeat the objective: relaxation.
Many moons ago, I introduced The Perpetual Tea Tray in some of my retail workshops. I suggested that the ladies always have a tea tray ready for the act of tea. There's nothing more inviting than a well prepared tea tray with instructions that read, "Just add hot water." I also encouraged the ladies to tailor the tea tray to celebrate the events of each month or season.
Tomorrow, I will be showing my August themed tea tray, and I invite YOU to submit a photo of your ideal tea tray. Simply email a photo to me by Monday, August 18th at Midnight PST. I will be happy to post your photo here with a link back to your blog.