Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tea for Two

A few Sundays ago we were at the lunch table having burgers, and the origin of brunch came into the discussion. It's combination of breakfast and lunch, so Red Ant wanted to know what the combined word for lunch and dinner was...logical question. We quickly quipped that it was snack, but we both saw an opportunity to bring preparedness into the equation. Remember the tea brick topic [LINK] ?

We talked about the history of tea bricks being shipped across the ocean on wooden ships instead of loose tea for higher profits, the trade routes, and how tea is dried and pressed. (economics, history). The Boston Tea Party (history). The traditional British tea time at 4:00 with hot tea and cakes,scones, and/or cookies (culture). How to make hot tea with the tea brick (cooking, preparedness). The shelf life of the tea brick (Long term Storage)  The proper way to drink tea, no slurping (manners).

Of course, we had to have tea...

Row wanted to make sure this got to the blog.

Red Ant wanted be on the blog as well, but while taking a sip.

We also had a teachable moment of family history. Grandmother's china was used, and I got to talk about her homemade meatballs, what a great cook she was, and how she was their Great Grandmother from my Mom's side of the family. I'm trying to pass along my memories of their relatives so that they aren't forgotten.

Keep Right On Prepping - K


  1. What a wonderful opportunity for learning on so many levels. And working in some family history is a bonus. Good on you!

    1. Thanks, always glad to see a post from you.

  2. I wish I could grow tea around here though.

    1. tea bricks make an outstanding addition to the hoarder's closet. Extremely long term storage with mainly moisture protection. These bricks are really cheap, and a cup of hot tea in the winter, or creek chilled mason jar in the summer sure would be a comfort.