This is a reblog from my other blog from last year and still rings true to me and I really like the quote.
I loved going camping in the summer as a child and have many fond memories of telling stories by the campfire. Watching the memorizing fire and the smell of fire brings me back to my childhood.
When you think of tea you may never think of camping, but many people like to enjoy a little quiet time in the morning before enjoying hiking, swimming, biking, etc…. Tea is the perfect drink to have during camping. When you get up and revive the fire or re-stoke the smoldering fire from the night before. Put on a fireproof kettle with some water, then make your favorite breakfast and put some loose leaf tea in your strainer of choice or if the teapot has a strainer wait until the water is hot enough and pour the tea in the kettle. When the kettle whistles just pour the water in a cup with a strainer for the correct amount of time or pour the tea into the kettle and pour when properly steeped. Relax and enjoy your breakfast, tea and the scenic view in a zen-like peace. Enjoy tea throughout the day to give yourself a healthy hydrate.
My lovely and sassy friend Wendy gave me a teapot just like the one above. I believe it was her way of repaying me for running errands with her and helping her.
I personally like larger strainers for tea to allow the tea to fully steep, but still a nice picture.