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Would you like a nice cup of tea?

2012.04.19
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Let's clear away yesterday's "freaky" with a lovely spot of orange spice tea at Adam's Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs...
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I love this narrative by C.E. Murphy comparing the Irish to Americans....although I fear it might be true!

"In Ireland, you go to someone's house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you're really just fine. She asks if you're sure. You say of course you're sure, really, you don't need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don't need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn't mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it's no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting.

In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don't get any damned tea.

I liked the Irish way better."

~C.E. Murphy, from Urban Shaman
27 Comments
????? That's funny! I would love a cup of tea, that sounds really good right now. :)
????? · 2012-04-19: 12:10
MARETKA88 Thats a funny but true story....i'll take a spot...thanks !!!
MARETKA88 · 2012-04-19: 12:23
EvaLizette I would Love a cup of tea with you :)) And love the Irish way!
Wonderful picture and I`m a HUGE tea drinker. Love all kinds od Earl Grey and Lemon tea and Green Tea :))
EvaLizette · 2012-04-19: 12:31
farideh Very funny I love a cup of tea .
farideh · 2012-04-19: 12:38
Ryana Hehe, just had a fress cup of chocolate-mint tea.
Ryana · 2012-04-19: 12:53
????? What delights, tea is my favorite drink!
#3 is superb!





????? · 2012-04-19: 12:55
Ryana ps: We say that is the same between Flemish and Dutch, the Dutch only ask once. So you better acepteer their offer immediately because you get no second chance. ;-D
Ryana · 2012-04-19: 12:58
InaLina Haha great post,, what if you dont drink tea?
InaLina · 2012-04-19: 13:58
????? Great shots !!!!
????? · 2012-04-19: 14:19
danrav Great captures Marsha. Sets a great mood. Now the Italians, they will meet you at the door with with the cup of tea and say, "stta down and drinka dis tea, You need a samich too - eh?"
danrav · 2012-04-19: 14:38
Dropblue I'm a great lover of tea, so I liked the Irish way better....thank you for sharing this lovely post!!
Dropblue · 2012-04-19: 15:54
tomie no; i'm sure :))
tomie · 2012-04-19: 16:43
miclaud Of course! I’ve got one yet: mint from my garden....
miclaud · 2012-04-19: 17:15
darfoster Ha ha ha! So true! Nice shots!
darfoster · 2012-04-19: 17:28
finbarr Yes it true in lreland !! i would give you cup a tea all day and night,
finbarr · 2012-04-19: 17:50
TheBigHush Yes please :)

like the cross processing btw... my cuppa just got warmer.
TheBigHush · 2012-04-19: 18:13
jeffcornish I loved the orange spiced tea, especially iced. That orange is very rich in these photos Marsha. I like them a lot!
jeffcornish · 2012-04-19: 21:19
NellyBly :-) Thanks for the laugh! Yes, I would love a cup of tea from Adams with you!
NellyBly · 2012-04-19: 22:35
slowpete Love the last one. I like it that you filled the frame
slowpete · 2012-04-20: 01:11
joycephotography I love tea, been awhile............
joycephotography · 2012-04-20: 02:40
????? sounds great to me!! I love the hazy effect #1 has!!!! can we have a muffin or bagel also??
????? · 2012-04-20: 10:49
djnana Did you slide that cup of tea all around on the table to get the orange slice in just the right light? What did the other customers think of that? Gorgeous lighting and ambiance, Marsha!
djnana · 2012-04-20: 22:58
renatomartins So inviting. Great shots
renatomartins · 2012-04-21: 12:21
mystic1 Very inviting
mystic1 · 2012-04-22: 13:06
somogyvari Great shots ! The tea is very tasty...but one beer is better for me ..:)
somogyvari · 2012-04-23: 05:22
mazpics Great shots. I think I'll have a cup :)
mazpics · 2012-04-23: 09:36
Unchained The Irish people are better to make you change your mind :)) Very convincing! :))
Unchained · 2012-04-24: 10:50
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