An Invitation To Tea And Stillness

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome to our final virtual tea  v-blog and online shopping experience on the Fearless In High Heels website.  It has been my joy to host these blog teas in honor of the 1st anniversary of this ministry.  I am thrilled that you have joined in the celebration. 

As my tea steeps, I am pondering God’s faithfulness in the past and anticipating His next.  Steeping is the process of soaking something in a liquid.  As the tea steeps, the tea leaves absorb and react in the hot water.  As I observe the color intensify in my teacup, I want my soul to absorb and deepen in God’s Word. 

I wildly appreciate a soothing cup of tea. I’m telling you, I own all the tea accessories of an avid tea lover. A favorite past time is attending tea with sister-friends. And I wanted to share this experience virtually with you, a woman of the Fearless In High Heels Community.  Thank you for liking our posts, commenting, and sharing our posts with your sister-friends.  Thank you for taking e-classes on our Fearless Women’s E-Learning Academy.  Thank you for supporting our t-shirt and accessory lines.  Thank you for purchasing my book, “A Women’s Guidebook To Basic Ministry Affairs.” 

I have an announcement.  It is the kind of thing you share with those closest to you.  There is a new book that will be hitting the shelves in just a few weeks.  It’s a book that you can enjoy with your morning tea.  So, let me give you another tea etiquette tip.

Tea Etiquette Tip #1:  Handle Your Teaspoon Properly.  

Tea is served!  What to do with the teaspoon?  A lady, with the manners of a refined English socialite, does not stir her tea in a circular motion creating a wind tunnel or tornado in the teacup.  That is a major tea faux pas.  Move your teaspoon, without making a clanking noise, in the cup toward you and then directly away from you in the cup.  Remember 6’clock.  Start with the teaspoon in the cup directly in front of you at the 6 and then move the spoon away from you in the cup to the 12 position on a clock.  Move your spoon in this motion two to three times.  It is a cataclysmic tea faux pas to clank your spoon on the edge of your teacup after stirring.  And whatever you do … do not commit the catastrophic etiquette debacle of putting your spoon in your mouth.  That is a sure fire, dead giveaway, that you do not know how to have proper tea in company.  

Lin Yutang  was quoted, “There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.”  Teatime is a perfect time to remember the days of Noah.  The Bible says, “They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.”  Luke 17:21  In Noah’s day they didn’t think about  the fact that the flood was coming.  Oblivious to the fact that judgment was coming.  The people of that day were just keep eating and drinking.  It is fitting to consider, as I drink my tea and eat petite savories; that Christ is coming back.  The Bible says, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1 Corinthians 15: 51-52

Tea Etiquette # 2:  More Guidance on Handling the Spoon

On July 24th, 2017, I received my certification in Tea Party 101.  There are certain tea time missteps that a cultured lady must steer clear of.  The teaspoon should not be left upright inside the cup.  The spoon should be placed on the saucer in front of the cup.  The spoon and the cup should practice social distancing.  Interacting without touching one another and making clanking sounds.  Tea is a quiet affair.  It is a disastrous blunder to allow the spoon to drop with a “clank” after stirring the tea.  Following these tips will have you sipping tea with the most refined sommelier without the fear of creating a major gaffe.  Tea time is a time of reflection. I trust you will enjoy this video. 

Again, thank you for joining for me tea. I pray that you enjoy inspiration, creativity, and revelation … Be Still with a cup of tea!

For Discussion: Share with us one way you still your heart, mind, body, and spirit. Let’s edify one another in the comments below.

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