Its Tea Time Ladies!

Ever been to other forums? They have these wonderful, most awesome threads called TEA threads. Most of them are about Michael, but in addition to Michael, we can talk about every and's the limit y'all! Cool

BTW, I take my tea with some cream! Eye-wink

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Junky that is hypnotic - I cannot peel my eyes away from that gift of a gif!!!! Love that photo too, Tig!!

happiness is....

....And for those lucky ladies in his life they definitely got their pouches filled from the finest *Golden lunchbox hamper*

Eye-wink ;-) ... Drroool

Your wish is my command!

......with lime green, hairy lip squid Eye-wink LOL!

Hehee, Tig! Now hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face.... Smiling

Haa, haa Jenny

Caption: 'Plate plate plate' Smiling

Time to wash up the tea things Smiling

Lagniappe - thanks for those tea facts - I really enjoyed reading them! Surprised that the Irish drink the most per head!!!

Anytime is a good time for some Tea... I like mine WITHOUT cream.


<strong>Strange Tea Facts

• Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia!

• The Irish drink more tea per head than nay nation in the world.

• Tea was accidentally invented in 2737 BC when Chinese Emperor Shen Nung spotted some tea leaves blew into a pot of boiling water and produced a pleasing aroma.

• By 1800 England alone was consuming 24 million pounds per annum of tea of every type from white and green to oolong and black, all of it organically grown and hand-made, much of it fit for Emperors and kings. Most tea consumed in England between 1650 and 1850 was green and oolong - not black!

• From 1608, when tea first appeared in Europe, in Holland, until around 1850, China, with rare and inconsequential exceptions, was the sole source of all the tea drunk in the Western World.

• The English East India company held a monopoly on all China tea exports to the British Isles and Americas for two hundred years.

<strong>More Strange Tea Facts...

• Just as in 1608, China continues to recognise and exports six categories of tea, green, white, oolong, yellow, red and Puer.

• Tin boxes were too expensive, so New York importer Thomas Sullivan looked for a cheaper way to send his tea samples to clients. Wrapping the tea in gauze "packets" seemed the perfect answer, but his customers were befuddled by the new "packaging." Instead of removing the tea, they plopped it, gauze and all, into boiling water. Without realizing it, Sullivan had created the tea bag!

• Tibetans drink tea made of salt and rancid yak butter!

• Green tea - a less processed version of the ubiquitous black tea, with far less caffeine and more healthful properties - has long been known for its immune system benefits and anti-oxidant powers. Now, US scientists say drinking green tea may also help to prevent tooth decay and bad breath. It appears that chemicals in tea can destroy bacteria and viruses, and it is possible that adding tea extracts to toothpaste and mouthwash could make them more effective. Microbiologist Milton Schiffenbauer, from Pace University in New York, says, "Our research shows tea extracts can destroy the organism that causes disease. If we can stimulate the immune system and at the same time destroy the organisms, then it makes sense to drink more [green] tea."

• 1.42 million pounds of tea are consumed per day in the United States.

• 5 out of 6 North Americans drink tea! (Whoa! What a tea fact! I would have never guessed!)It is the most popular and cheapest beverage, next to water, in the world.

• An average of three billion cups of tea are consumed daily worldwide.

<strong>Interesting Tea Facts

• A cup of black tea has half the amount of caffeine than a cup of coffee.

• Drinking milk may mean stronger bones, but the same goes for a cup of tea!

• In one day, an experienced tea picker can collect around 70 pounds of tea! That's enough tea to make 14000 cups! Talk about filling a quota.

• A large amount of caffeine is released from tea after the first 30 seconds of brewing. Dumping this content out and pouring new hot water is a neat trick for caffeine conscience tea drinkers.

• There are four main types of tea: white, green, oolong, and black. But depending on the influence of culture, these four types can turn into thousands of varieties.

• The most interesting of tea facts is that all tea comes from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis.

• This tea plant is an evergreen which can reach a height of over 30 feet if left to grow in the wild.

• Did you know that tea can help abate your appetite? Good news for people who are dieting.

• Tea can also help regulate cholesterol.

• Drinking tea is also good for the heart.

• The Irish consume more tea per capita than any other group in the world (that was some new tea trivia for me too!).

• To get the most flavor and benefits out of tea, try brewing it by loose leaf instead of by tea bag. You will find a whole new world of tea awaits!

• One pound of loose tea can make about 200 cups.

• Loose leaf tea can stay for about a year if properly stored and sealed.

• The tea bag was invented in the early 20th century by a tea merchant named Thomas Sullivan. This was done by accident too.

• More tea facts about health suggest that tea may help prevent certain cancers, and tea has been known to fight tumors.

• A cup of tea may keep the dentist away, yes I said 'dentist'. This is because tea helps fight cavities.

• Don't through that old tea out! Instead try putting it in the refrigerator to help absorb odors, or use in your garden as fertilizer.

• The English word for tea is, well, "tea". However the Chinese word for tea is "cha".

• Cold season coming up? Drinking tea helps boost the immune system do to its natural antibacterial properties.

• It is recommended to drink at least 3 or more cups of tea a day to maintain the most benefits.

• Next on the tea facts list takes only 3 minutes of brewing time for the antioxidants in tea to be released in your cup.

• The Camellia sinensis tea plant can produce tea for 50 years.

• Iced tea was invented in America, and is the most consumed "prepared tea type" in America.

• 'Orange Pekoe' some people think is a type of tea, but is really a grading of tea.

• Speaking of grades there are 7 types which are graded by leaf size. "Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe" Try saying that 5 times fast! (FTGFOP) is the highest and "fannings"(tea dust) is the lowest.

• Fannings are used in most tea bags, those same ones you find on supermarket shelves.

• One cup of white tea contains the same amount of antioxidants as 10 cups of apple juice!

• Although many tea facts point to white and green teas as being the healthiest, a cup of black or oolong tea proves just as good.

• Sadly, most Americans turn to a hot cup of tea when struck with the common cold or flu, and do not consume on a daily or social basis. Why wait to you are sick? Enjoy tea all the time and you may help prevent getting sick; this American does!

• The Boston tea party is greatly responsible for the coffee outbreak in America. Hopefully with time America rediscovers tea, and reclaims its lost tea culture.

Junky, Jen, I can't find any gold wrapped Michael but I think this one will do very! nicely Eye-wink He's saying: Stop pressuring me, stop pressuring me, it makes me wanna eat cream'!! Eye-wink

Here we are Junky, and Jen. Posh cream tea and scones at Michael's favourite hotel here in London The Dorchester Smiling All we need now is the fella himself wrapped in GOLD Eye-wink

LMFAO at that gif Jenny!

DJ sis, you know too well how he makes ME feel! Eye-wink

Haha! Sorry about that DJ Smiling

Cheers, Junky!

I'll sit down now and stop messing about....


Anybody heard about SchMULEy running for congress?

aaaargh!!! That's funny DJ but I could only endure about 20 seconds!!!

The way you make my tea
(the way you make my tea)
You turn the kettle on
(You turn the kettle on)
You make it really sweet (now baby)
My coffee days are gone
(My coffee days are gone)

Tea Hee

Ooooooow it's hot!

Musical Interlude ladies... The Four Tops and The Temptations still going strong after all these years...

Michael's cute little whistling kettle. Big Al would love this Smiling


MICHAEL??????? Shocked How could you?

Look at this DJ and Jenny, y'all forgot to tell Michael its a TEA party!


<strong>''TEA goes well with all these UNUSUAL DELICACIES'' <strong>

But never mix cream with curdles. That doesn't make for a very good cup of tea!

<strong>And look who is here ( before we forget)

Isn't it great to ALWAYS remember MICHAEL, as we check our motives WHY we share in threads.

Remember Michael's words..It's ALL 4 Love..L-O-V-E!!

If we heed those words, and not use them as a mockery!!!

Michael, I love you more!!♥

Should I be worried now ?

"The sky is the limit" ?

You know: Tea, sky HIGH , Junky
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