For today’s post I was going to fill all of you in on the history of tea time. How tea made its way to England, to become the national beverage of choice. How late afternoon became the aristocratic time of day to eat a few cookies and sip a little Earl Grey. How officially you are supposed to NOT hold out your pinky while drinking tea (that’s a no-no), but you ARE if you are picking up your food.
Pinkies OUT, ladies and gents.
But you know what? I fell asleep just thinking of how boring that post was going to be.
So, I’m going to tell you what I THINK.
I think the English have tea time in the afternoon because they were trying to one-up the continental Europeans. They wanted to be richer, more to-do, just better in general. So what did they do? They worked through siesta, and by 4, they were dragging. In came tea and cookies.
Siestas are SO much better than tea. Nap? Tea? Nap? Tea?
Cookies are good though. Gotta love cookies. I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like, and if you look closely at my butt, you’ll know that’s true. Don’t stare. It’s rude.
I am not opposed to the idea of tea time, though. It’s a fact – we all work more than we probably should, and tea time can be a way to take a little break. I’m not going to do it every day, or even every week, but once in a while? Why not? Treat myself and a friend or two to a sweet beverage and a plateful of goodies…good stuff. Any excuse for cookies.
Last week Brandi and I had a little tea party of our own, up at my house. Seven was supposed to be our guest, but he refused to put on a shirt and everyone knows there’s no nekkid in tea parties. I think that’s rule number 4 or something. No nekkid, no pajamas. His loss.
Rule number One is cookies, though. Must. Have. Cookies. So we had a nice spread of Donsuemor Madelines. Chocolate, lemon, chocolate dipped – all so soft and full of flavor. They went great with the Davidson’s tea too, and to be fair, we had to try every flavor at least twice to make sure we gave them all the attention they deserved…Not that I ate 14 of them or anything.
Geesh you people are judgmental.
Keep your pinky down, Judgy McJudger pants.
You’d have eaten them, too. If you’d like to try them yourself, I recommend the lemon or the chocolate dipped, as they are my favorites. I may have sampled a few extra, just to make sure. Donsuemor has a Facebook fan page…always fun to meet companies on Facebook, don’t you think? They’re also on Twitter, too. You can always order the madelines on their website – maybe get a mix? If you do, let me know what you thought, okay?
We already know how good of a judge you are.
Hehe! Have a great rest of the weekend, everyone!