Would you like a nice cup of tea?

by Marsha April. 19, 2012 4650 views

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

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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Christa 5 years ago

The Irish people are better to make you change your mind :)) Very convincing! :))

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Maz 5 years, 1 month ago

Great shots. I think I'll have a cup :)

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Péter Somogyvári 5 years, 1 month ago

Great shots ! The tea is very tasty...but one beer is better for me ..:)

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Tom 5 years, 1 month ago

Very inviting

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Renato Martins 5 years, 1 month ago

So inviting. Great shots

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

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!

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Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 1 month ago

I love tea, been awhile............

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Pete 5 years, 1 month ago

Love the last one. I like it that you filled the frame

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Sara G 5 years, 1 month ago

:-) Thanks for the laugh! Yes, I would love a cup of tea from Adams with you!

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Jeff Cornish 5 years, 1 month ago

I loved the orange spiced tea, especially iced. That orange is very rich in these photos Marsha. I like them a lot!

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Finbarr 5 years, 1 month ago

Yes it true in lreland !! i would give you cup a tea all day and night,

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Darlene Foster 5 years, 1 month ago

Ha ha ha! So true! Nice shots!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Miclaud 5 years, 1 month ago

Of course! I’ve got one yet: mint from my garden....

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 5 years, 1 month ago

no; i'm sure :))

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Dunja 5 years, 1 month ago

I'm a great lover of tea, so I liked the Irish way better....thank you for sharing this lovely post!!

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Marina 5 years, 1 month ago

Haha great post,, what if you dont drink tea?

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 1 month ago

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

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 1 month ago

Hehe, just had a fress cup of chocolate-mint tea.

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Farideh_Homam 5 years, 1 month ago

Very funny I love a cup of tea .

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Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 1 month ago

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 :))

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Gregg Maretka 5 years, 1 month ago

Thats a funny but true story....i'll take a spot...thanks !!!

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