Lady Pamela's Tea Parlor

Sunday, March 27, 2011

48th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday, Yogi (Spice) Tea Chintz;

Welcome to

the 48th Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday

Your date book is your creed.

What you believe in, you have time for.

I am so grateful you jotted down our tea time today in your daytimer and found the time to stop by.  Time spent together over a cup of piping hot tea is time well spent.  Winter smashed back into our lives last week for a couple of days, wild and furious and taking us by surprise.  The calendar my say its Spring, but here to the north we are still confronted by the cold.  On the positive side, it is still the perfect weather to assemble the items for a cup of chai tea. If  you have a moment you will enjoy the unique flovour of this chai tea.

Getting Organized

The beginning.....

I place the cream and sugar on the smaller plate stand.
Square glass vase to the right.

As I wait for Spring to bloom
I will have flowers on my tea table

I added a sprinkling of pink and yellow crystal sugar

Lace on the platter is a finishing touch

Which would you prefer? Yellow or pink chintz?

You may have noticed the glass square vase in the first picture.
I wonder what I can use it for?

Thank you for coming back to see the centre piece for the tea table
Thank you to everyone who commented with a suggestion on how to use the square vase

Yellow tulips
I added a feathery yellow butterfly


If per chance you are in need of a gift, these ingredients can be placed in a decorative jar and be adorned, as you wish.

For each cup add:
10 ounces water                                                                  1/2 stick cinnamon
2 whole cloves                                                                     1/2 cup milk
4 green cardamon pods,
    cracked open                                                                    2 slices fresh ginger root (replace
4 whole black peppercorns                                                    with  ginger crystalized  for gift giving)
1/4 teaspoon black tea 

Start with 10 ounces of water per cup and make at least 4 cups at once.
Bring water to a boil.
Add cloves, ginger, cardamom, peppercorns and cinnamon.
Cover, turn down the heat and let boil for 60 minutes.

Turn off the heat and add the black tea to steep for 2-3 minutes. Then add milk and return to the heat until milk is almost to a boil. It is best not to boil the milk but bring it right to the brink. Strain and serve with honey to taste.


If you have a moment to linger I invite you to stop in to the Silken Purse to see what our darling hostess, Wanda,  has for us to savour.

The more the fun!

We don't want to miss a single teacup or teapot!


As always, we cherish your comments and participation
with our Tuesday meme.

~You will be warmly welcomed if you choose to become a follower!~

Mr Linky will be joining us later in the come back and join the other ladies

Welcome to,

T u e s d a y   T e a t i m e

In Blogland!

These are the links to the other oh-so-delightful tea parties and decor  parties that I attend.

I invite you to drop in. ~ Many thanks to those who faithfully host each week.

~ Hope to see you there!!

( Our own memes are marked with an asterisk * ):

*~The 79th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'

~ Tuesday Teatime with Lady Katherine

~ Teatime Tuesday with Sandi

~ Teacup Tuesday with Martha

~ Teacup Tuesday with Terri

~ Tabletop Tuesday with Marti

~ A Return to Loveliness with Kathy

*~ The  28th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', with Wanda Lee and Pam @

Other favorite places I may visit this week:

Wow Us Wednesday with Kim

Royal Wedding Wednesday with Laura

~Tablescape Thursday with Susan

Teacup Thursday with Miss Spencer

Time Travel Thursdays at Brambleberry Cottage

~ Foodie Friday with Michael

~Show and Tell Friday with Cindy

Vintage Inspiration Friday with Debra

~Sunday Favorites with Chari


For each cup add:

10 ounces water                                                    1/2 stick cinnamon
3 whole cloves                                                      1/2 cup milk
4 green cardamon pods, cracked open                     2 slices fresh ginger root
4 whole black peppercorns                                     1/4 teaspoon black tea

Start with 10 ounces of water per cup and make at least 4 cups at once.
Bring water to a boil.  Add cloves, ginger, cardamom, peppercorns and cinnamon.
Cover, turn down the heat and let boil for 60 minutes.

Turn off the heat and add the black tea to steep for 2-3 minutes.  Then add milk and return to the heat until milk is almost to a boil.  It is best not to boil the milk but bring it right to the brink.  Strain and serve with honey to taste.


~We are most delighted to announce that Wanda  and I are going to have a May teapot swap!

Our former, Easter Teapot Swap has been canceled and changed to a May Mini Teapot Swap instead.., Sorry for any confusion!

Here is the new blog button for our May Mini Teapot Swap.., Please help yourself to this new blog button! 

.., You may select from one of the  three following options from which you may wish to choose  for our May Mini Teapot Swap;


#1~ A small teapot or, 

#2 ~ A small, 'Tea For One' teapot with a stacked teacup  or,

  #3 ~ A miniature, teeny tiny teapot along with some pretty *tea things/in other words; the *teatime accoutrement's of your choice; (that's really what we mean when we refer to, 'tea things')..,

 ..,All just for the fun, celebration and  the love of teapots!

* PLEASE NOTE: We have chosen to suggest swapping only mini or small teapots so that the selection that you may choose to swap, including the shipping cost of these treasures to be swapped; ( this will keep the cost lower than a larger, full sized teapot).

~ We hope you will join in with the fun of our May, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' teapot swap!..,

To enter our, MAMINI TEAPOT SWAP; here are the guidelines:

~ You may begin by sending us an Email with your mailing address after reading the rest if the guidelines that are listed below
and also please remember that you are required to indicate your preference for swap option 1, 2 or 3, with regard to our May Mini Teapot Swap..,

Here are the guidelines: 

1. The May Mini Teapot Swap  consists of sending a small, or mini teapot  along with some delightful tea themed accoutrement's and/ or tea time  treats to your partner, wrapped in an a festive May/ Springlike themed  wrapping paper or a pretty basket..,

2. Once you are assigned your partner you may go ahead and email them to find out their preferences for type, color and style of teapot as outlined with our three options listed above..,

3. Only send mini teapots and items in mint condition..,

4. Please ensure that your mini teapot is the finest quality that you can find; this may cost up to and between $20.00 and $25.00 at most, (less, if you happen to find a fabulous quality find), plus shipping costs.., Kindly remember that we are aiming for the most delightful teapot and gifts to swap with your partner that is possible for you to thoughtfully find, select and send to them!..,

5. You will be receiving your partners name in a couple of weeks from the time  that you inform Wanda Lee and I that you want to partake. You will need to mail your special package so that your partner receives the package by May 24th..,

6. Please remember to pack your precious items well, using bubble pack for your breakable teapots, cushioning the spout with extra padding and care. Try not to make your lovely package of treats too big, so as to keep shipping costs down..,

7. Grab our May Mini Teapot Swap button from the sidebars of our blogs, for your  own blog. ~ Thanks!..,

~ Now, what fun it will be for you and your partner to gleefully and with blithe anticipation receive each others May Mini Teapot Swap, gifties! ~ I bet we can all hardly wait to see what we'll all post about the following week!

Please leave a comment if you are committed to play along with the guidelines as listed above. You may leave your email address or blog address so that we can connect you with  a swap partner just as soon as possible.

*Please also note: Let us know if you would prefer an American or Canadian swap partner; ( if this makes a difference to you and is even possible, depending on those of you in each respective country that may wish to partake), whereas it will be reflected in the cost differential for shipping.  ~ Pam and I are Canadians.

~ We will not be extending this offer of joining this swap to folks outside North America  to partake, due to time constraints and cost.

I do hope that you will reconsider joining us in the fun!

Cheers and hugs from Pam and Wanda Lee; ( Wanda Lee is the other half of our weekly blog tea party meme; Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday @


  1. Your square glass vase in the first picture I use for forcing bulbs... all you need in the bottom is pebbles and then just keep water in the pebbles and your bulb will grow. I LOVE Hyacinths in mine... I LOVE both chintz cups so you choose which I'll have My Tea in... I have square dishes like your round yellow and green ones, ARE they Johnson Bros??? LOVE THEM!!! Your whole table is gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful week,

  2. Oh I just love the yellow chintz. And Chai is my favourite - I wish I was there

  3. Hi Pam,
    Lovely tea table! Oh, I adore chintz! I think the yellow teacup appeals to me more today; gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the recipes and have a delightful day.


  4. What a lovely tea! I love your chintz teacups. Just gorgeous!
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. I love chintz in any colour, and it's always so much harder to find it in my parts...yellow for today is just lovely!yvette@twistedvines

  6. Oh, your chintz are so pretty! love all of it.

  7. Hi Pam
    I remember seeing yellow chintz in past Victoria magazine editions and I just loved it so I'll take yellow for my chai tea please.
    As for the square glass vase - how about packing it with short stems of tulips, or any other flower for that matter. Look forward to what you put in it.

  8. Great post. Love how you described how you put the table together. I LOVE chintz! I think I might have those same cups.

    - The Tablescaper

  9. Hi there Pam,
    Please! Don´t ask me to pick which chintz I´d prefer! They´re both gorgeous and lovely! I love chintz decoration.
    Just love the white teapot and solid colors plates as a contrast to the strongly decorated tea cups. Your table is just a delight to the eyes.
    best wishes

  10. Hello Pam,
    In love with these chintz teacups - so exquisite - your setting is marvelous as usual - looking forward to what you fill your square vase with!
    Your link to my party A Return to Loveliness sent me to another's blog! Not sure how that happened! I can add you or you can go and try again - let me know :)

  11. I love chai and will have to try your recipes. I also love yellow chintz. Yours is so pretty.

  12. Dearest Pam,
    Oh your post is just so charming - I love chai tea and all your beautiful tea danties! Thank you so much for sharing your heart and passions with us. You truly inspire all of us and I just love visiting you each week!

  13. Your tea table is again beautiful. I love how you have photographed your china. It is all very lovely.
    I have signed up today.Thank you so much for hosting again this week.

  14. Oh yes, I will be back to find out more...

  15. Dear Pam,

    Lovely post; so pretty with all of that cheery chintz! ~ I like the yellow.

    The recipe looks yummy and I will have to make some real Chai tea when you come for tea 'for real'!..,Delish!

    Here is the new blog party, teapot swap button for our, 'May Mini Teapot Swap'.., What a shuffle!~ Whew!

    Hope you like it!..,

    Thanks for co-hosting, and visitng my two blogs!

    Great talking!..,

    Cheers WL

  16. Very pretty! I have two little dishes...made in Japan...very much like the ones you have colored sugar in. I've wondered what they were and you've found a good use for them! Lovely! ♥

  17. Your table is lovely with the chintz, the yellow tulips and I so love the spoon in the sugar. Do you have a set of these spoons. So elegant. If you would like to enter my give-away and have not done so please hop over to do so. Blessings.

  18. Hello there,
    I just found your blog (I think through either Between Naps On The Porch or Savvy Southern Style, I've been all over blog land). Anyway I am now following you, this is a lovely blog and I have so many tea pots and cups from my grandmother so I think it would be fun to participate in one of your parties. The last tea party I did was back in September "A Young Ladies Tea" for my niece and I just can't wait to do another!

  19. PS I've tried to grab your button (blue polka dot cups) but it won't enlarge to copy and paste on my blog??

  20. Such a fun and pretty setting, yellow please:@)

  21. Your teacups are beautiful and so are the yellow tulips. I had some also!! Nothing else says spring like tulips...well, maybe daffs....

  22. Hi Pam, Your tea scape is so lovely! I have a penchant for chintz so this is so pretty to me. Love your Tulips. I'm so glad that you added your link to Fresh-Cut Friday. I hope you will add my link to your list of links and parties that you are linking to.

  23. I'll have my tea in the yellow chintz, please. Beautiful with the yellow tulips. Happy Spring to you! ~ Sarah

  24. Love the yello chintz cup, I'd love to have tea with you. The whole tea setting is beautiful! I love the tulips in yellow, it's screams SPRINGGGG!!! Thank you for the Tai Late recipe, I'm going to love it!
    I will join your party as soon I make a teascape in my new Italian table!

  25. Awesome chintz teacups, lovely tea ... so spring!!! TY for having us in for a chat & tea.

    TTFN ~

    New Giveaway starts on 4/6
    Giveaway ends 4/5

  26. You always add the cutest touches to your table settings. I love the way the colored sugars tie so beautifully to the chintz pieces.

    Thanks so much for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage