Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Eat a bowl of tea....

It's Tuesday!!
where I join Kimmie and my Tea Tuesday friends
for a nice cuppa, where  ever we may be....

Today,

we shall eat a bowl of tea....


Concocted with various herbs and spices...
mint, basil, amongst some of them...

this tea mixture is added into a bowl of

freshly chopped vegetables on brown rice...


and peanuts, sesame seeds and fried anchovies..

when I was a child, my aunt would gather the family during the Chinese New Year
and hold such "tea parties"..

we used to look forward to this and each time I ate "Lei Cha" it  reminded me of the excitement,
the gathering and the special bonding between families and close friends..

This is comfort food to me....

Happy Tea Tuesday my dear friends!!

Truly
Steph

7 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

ooo and I can just "feel" the Love and bonding with your lovely description and photos...sounds delicious...I like anchovies too
Happy comfort tea to you dear Steph!
oxo

La Dolce Vita said...

this looks incredible! thanks again for the recipe book, Steph! happy tea day! xo

ooglebloops said...

That looks like a yummy meal!!! Thanks for sharing and joining us for tea!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Fascinating! Not only do I LOVE your idea of comfort food, but it looks absolutely delicious, too. I could truly appreciate this "tea," including the fried anchovies. Have a wonderful tea today, dear Steph.

NuminosityBeads said...

I could totally get behind that kind of tea!
Sounds delish!
xoxo Kim

dosfishes said...

I so love it when you share your family traditions. This looks delish. What a great way to celebrate, fried anchovies, ooh yum. xox Corrine

Kimmie said...

What an interesting concoction! It sounds so green and life giving! Basil is my favorite herb .... I would love to drink it :)

Your family tradition sounds fun and festive .... Those are the very best memories!

Cheers! Happy Tuesday!