Once I picked myself up out of my futon, I decided I needed and had time for a "proper" cup of tea - NO teabags allowed! So I put on the kettle and opened my china cabinet to find the right cup. I'd been thinking about using a particular tea set because it reminded me of the Ace of Cups, but the bowl of it is a tad small and I definitely wanted a larger cup.
I carefully took up one of my Noritake sets. I have a particular fondness of the set because it appears in a movie I like. I also took out my Alice in Wonderland French press, which I bought at Disneyland back home. My mom had been kind enough to send it to me recently. <3 you Mom!
As the kettle came to a boil, I spooned in my loose-leaf Earl Grey, which my best friend gave to me for Christmas when I recently visited her in England. This ended up being a very nostalgic and connective tea time, indeed!
I poured in the water, waited a few minutes, and pressed the plunger to finish the extraction. And I was ready to go!
if you look carefully, you can see the silhouette of Alice on the carafe
I've got a decently busy weekend ahead of me, but it's so nice - and necessary! - to carve out some time just for myself.