Pleine Air Tea

“Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance;
a land of beef and ale, of heavy eating and abundant drunkenness;
of gray skies and harsh winds;
of strong nerved, stout purposed, slow thinking men and women.
Above all, a land of sheltered homes and warm firesides –
firesides that were waiting –
waiting, for the bubbling kettle and the fragrant breath of tea.”

Agnes Repplier
(Carved on Frame)