Friday, January 22, 2016

Time Travel Today! Who?

Join me today as we travel thru time and space, encountering friendship and camaraderie along the way. There is a group of friends on an Internet Yahoo and Facebook group called Afternoon Tea Across America. This group consists of fellow tea enthusiasts that enjoy everything pertaining to tea. There is a lot of sharing about tea, discussing tea rooms across the country, posting photos, and more. At the moment, there is a Travelling Tea Pot in the shape of a TARDIS that has been magically flying across the country and experiencing this friendship first hand. Check out the blog that documents this adventure.  
In tribute to this adventure, this morning's cup of tea features the TARDIS, which translates to 'Time and Relative Dimensions in Space'. The Tardis is a time travelling spacecraft used by the Time Lords in the Doctor Who television series. Did you know that tea is featured prominently in the series? For example, the 2nd Doctor once requested a pattycake with his tea while the 4th Doctor explained that the proper use of tea was to relax the studious. Time to pour the tea....

Notice how the mug begins to change as the hot water is poured into the cup, totally leaving the location and travelling thru space to another dimension, much the same way the Traveling Teapot is doing with the friends of Afternoon Tea Across America. In trying to decide what tea to have in your cup, consider that the 7th Doctor enjoyed Lapsang souchong, Earl Grey, and Arcturan tea. Peppermint, not so much.

The 8th Doctor, who enjoys tea with lemon,  suggests you 'never turn down tea if it's offered. It's impolite, and that's how wars start'.

Who is your favorite Doctor?

Please come back later today, we'll enjoy a special Afternoon Tea Across America tea time blog party as coordinated by the newest Travelling Teapot hostess.


Marilyn Miller said...

What a fun kick off post to the tea party. Love the mug that does something magical with the heat of the water. I will come back.

relevanttealeaf said...

What a fun post, Nancy. I have never watched an episode of Dr. Who, so I found your post very interesting and enlightening. I was one of the ATAA 'tea party in a box' recipients, so I'll be joining the Tardis blog tea party this afternoon welcoming the teapot to it's newest location in California.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

I am "tea partying" along with you and other ATAA friends today. Nice blog post!

Angela McRae said...

Sounds like quite the bit of planning went into this Dr. Who-themed tea. Fun!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Loved this as I am a Whovian and have watched Dr. Who for years. My favorite Dr. is David Tennant!!


Burt Princeton said...

I can't imagine the feeling how amazing it is to drink a tea in this magical tea cup. Fun!