It’s that time of month again…no, no, not that time! It’s time for us to have tea with Su all the way over in New Zealand where they have, by the way, brought their COVID-19 numbers down to zeros. Good for you!

Today tea is pu-erh, steeped in my antique Yixing clay pot and served in a beautiful handleless cup that our younger daughter gave me as a gift many years ago. Pu-erh is a fermented tea but don’t worry. It just tastes like rich, black tea, no fizz or anything like that. It’s the only tea that gets better as it ages. You might find it loose or compressed and it’s very good for digestion, so just right for serving with food.

Yixing clay pots are often used to brew just one sort of tea, as they tend over time to absorb the flavor of tea brewed in them. I found this one in an antique store in Seward, Nebraska while attending one of my high school reunions and instantly fell in love.

Of course we need to have something to eat with our tea so I’ve made a cinnamon chip danish. I’ll start cutting and would you grab plates and napkins? Thanks and enjoy!


  1. Sue says:

    Love that teapot!

  2. macmsue says:

    Looks like a real ceremony is on the cards.

  3. I’m not a tea drinker, but you sure grabbed my attention with the danish. Wow – that looks delicious.

  4. Great pot, and your pastry looks so tasty. I made coconut buns (pulla) but you could tell I was out of practice, I used to make them better.

  5. lolaWi says:

    absolutely terrific! beautiful pot! 🙂

  6. marianallen says:

    Gorgeous teapot, and the tea sounds divine! Thanks for the Danish; what are you going to eat?

    • Ha!! I just made baked doughnuts so I’ll have one of those. Oh, wait! I already did and so did my husband. Only four left! Isn’t that teapot the bomb? I hasten to add it did NOT come from Wuhan province and precedes the virus by probably a century.

  7. Oh, that’s a wonderful treasure you found there! The danish looks delicious too!

  8. Prior... says:

    I forgot how much you know about tea and the accessories and it would make sense that some clay absorbs they flavor –
    And mmmmm to the ending treat to go with the tea!

    And I need to try the Pu-erh-
    Sounds right up my alley or is more like my cup of tea (lol)
    I will join in with this tea party – cannot resist

  9. Su Leslie says:

    That looks so yummy! Your teapot and cup are beautiful, and I can imagine your pleasure in brewing/drinking from such lovely vessels.

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  11. restlessjo says:

    Groan! I’ve not had breakfast yet! Maybe I could try a nibble of that Danish, she says hopefully? 🙂 🙂 I’ll bring my own coffee, thanks, but that teapot is fabulous.

    • There’s plenty Danish, but if it’s gone when you get here, I have some rather good baked doughnuts that I made yesterday (if my husband hasn’t eaten them all.) They rather healthy but just pretend they aren’t and enjoy how good they are. 🙂

  12. Hello Janet, I am quite intrigued by the idea of fermented tea. I will have to try it one day. I am sure that it tasted even better for having been steeped in that gorgeous teapot and drunk from that beautiful mug. Your danish is impressive too. Looks delicious.

    • I hope you like it when you do try it. There are so many different types of delicious tea that it makes life continually interesting. 🙂 The danish is very tasty and fortunately quite easy to make as opposed to a regular Danish.


  13. Your pot & post is beautiful.

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Are those butterscotch chips along with the chocolate? Whatever they are, it sure looks good.