Michael Edwards



Tea is a great drink,
tell me how you would like it:
'Inside a cup please'


  • Goldfinch60

    Rwanda Burundi fine tea leaves into a china teapot, freshly boiled water poured into the pot, left to brew for two minutes. Milk into a fine bone china cup, tea poured from the teapot through a strainer and into the cup. That's how I would like it Michael.

    • Michael Edwards

      Now that is the perfect way to make and serve tea. It never tastes the same when made from tea bags which are, I guess, the equivalent of instant coffee. Not that many know how to prepare and serve real coffee.

      • Goldfinch60

        I still have a percolator that was a wedding gift but I must admit I prepare coffee by grinding Colombian coffee beans and putting them in a filter coffee maker.

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      • orchidee

        A fine write and pic M. Some say 'A pot of tea, please'. A whole pot? Depends what size the pot is.
        You coming over for a pot of tea with me and Miss Berles?

        • Michael Edwards

          I'm on my way - put the kettle on - on what I ask?

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Ahhhh UNCLE MICHAEL : TEA nectar of the GODS ! I agree with UNCLE ANDY : The English Tea Ceremony : Tea Bags are another example that SATAN does exist. In these dark days one only sees Silver Tea Strainers on Antiques Road Show ! Love the painting very PAINTYFUL !

          Blessings & Love - Joy - Peace
          Yours as always ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

          • Michael Edwards

            Thanks A&B
            The photo of my palette was used to illustrate an article on watercolour washes which appeared in a magazine a couple of years back.

          • FineB

            Hello Michael,

            An enchanting write. Tea, nothing like a good strong cuppa as a pick me up or a nice cream tea by the coast or tea at the Ritz.

            Keep writing

          • dusk arising

            Strong Earl Grey in a one pint mug with five sweeteners and milk sat opposite the most wonderful lady who is looking at me with love in her eyes.
            Compromise? No.... oh OK if you insist, .....forget the tea.

            • Michael Edwards

              Never forget the tea - just give the sweeteners to the wonderful lady.

            • Andrew Charles Forrest

              warm the cup
              warm the pot
              warm them up
              To keep it hot
              Let it brew for
              Just a while
              peppermint or

              Thanks Michael for bringing the country together where our politicians have failed, you have the answer... pop' kettle on mother!

              • Michael Edwards

                Tea is a ritual - abandon it at your peril.
                Don't forget the pot warmer knitted by Grandma.

              • Suresh

                My brother owns tea gardens, and he told me that the white tipped young leaves are the rarest and best, which are even shipped to the Buckingham Palace, and I bet they know how to brew a cup of tea.

                • Michael Edwards

                  I bet they do - must look out for the white tipped leaves. Cheers Suresh.

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Black with no milk but a dash of lemon - that's my favourite cuppa and much admiration for your three- liner to a fine drink - - love the example of a paintbox, well used no doubt by your talented brush Michael. Super posting.

                  • Michael Edwards

                    Yes a dash of lemon - a brew fit for an artist. Thanks Fay.

                  • orchidee

                    Coffee with me and Miss Berles tomorrow M?

                    • Michael Edwards

                      A threesome - great idea - count me in. And that's 9 Sylla Berles.

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