Tea & Toast!: Photo A Day - Morning Ritual

Day 2 of "May Photo A Day Challenge" : Morning Ritual

Morning tea and slices of buttered toast... this has been our daily morning ritual for as far back as I can remember! This stainless-steel tea-set has apparently been in my family longer than me! LOL!

Tea & Toast!

My mom, dad, sis & I... none of us ever liked the Indian milky tea. We always preferred liquor tea, with very little milk. (Little, as in like 2 tsp milk in that full glass of tea liquor!) Very rarely, we find that we're out of bread in the morning. Then the toast-tray is replaced with a small plate of marie biscuits instead.

When sis & I were in school, we naturally weren't allowed to start our day with tea, but even then, this tea-tray started the day for mom-dad! We even had tea-cozies for the tea-pot back in Kanpur, 'coz we used to have extreme winters there, and the tea got cold before we could pour it out into the glasses!

Ironically, this "morning ritual" was also the very last "normal" family-ritual my mom shared with us, before she passed away in Jan 1997. (Details here)

This is my second post for 2013 May Photo A Day Challenge.
Link to the previous post: "Photo A Day - I Bought This!"

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Afshan said...

Bful click ! I love tea in any form

PhenoMenon said...

A strong tea is a good start to a day and I love tea without milk and sugar. Though mornings I prefer a very strong tea with milk and very less sugar


Shilpa Garg said...

I dont know what to say, Kadambari. Wish I could hug you now!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@ Afshan - Ahh, a tea-lover like me! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@PhenoMenon: Hehe! I love your blogger ID! :P
I like to have some lemon juice in my tea if it's without milk. But yeah, I prefer very little sugar too.

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@ Shilpa: You're one crazy girl, you know! :P
But hold that thought please... I'll take that hug from you when we meet next! :D

Akhil Kalsh said...

That steel set looks so enticing! It has that old stuff charm to it. Lovely post!

Akhil Kalsh http://www.1hw.in

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Akhil! Reminds one of the British India period, doesn't it? :P

Pixie said...

So nice!!
I enjoy tea too and its a perfect combo - tea with toast!! :D

JANU said...

I am a tea person and I love your unique tea set.

Pallavi Purani said...

Kanpur <3 Such lovely memories I have from there. The pic reminds me of my nani house :)

Smita said...

Such a lovely set and ur ritual reminded me of my old days. When we were kids my parents used to have tea in a similar manner. We kids though didn't drink tea but we wud join them so that we could talk before the day began!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Pixie - Isn't it? God! I have so many childhood memories of tea and buttered-toast, sometimes jam also. I loved orange marmalade when I was a kid! :D

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@JANU - Yayyy! Another tea lover! I like people who like tea! :D
Thanks for liking the tea set!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

@Pallave - :-o You're connected to Kanpur as well? Which part of the town? Did you ever notice how Kanpurites usually prefer to have tea in glasses rather than cups? :P

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thanks Smita! :)
Where did you spend your childhood? Are you parents connected to SBI in any way?
When my sis and I were kids, we used to get very little tea in small 'katoris', so we could have biscuits or bread dipped in tea!

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