My new friend, Kathleen and I have bonded over tea. Shouldn't more friendships start this way? I have found a kindred spirit.
And knowing she was coming over had me polishing my silver teapot-shaped trivet, pulling out my teapot-topped teaspoons and choosing my color scheme for the table. It was fun and it had been too long since I had focused on tea.
We drank Yorkshire Tea, devoured the two kinds of scones that Kathleen made with her grandmother's recipes - one sturdy scone slathered with butter and Lyle's golden syrup (a sticky sweet brickle-like syrup) and another fruit-studded scone paired with homemade sweet whipped cream and we talked. And talked.
If you like this kind of thing and know if someone who is also a tea lover, maybe it's time to invite them over for tea. It just might be the start of a beautiful friendship.