Anybody who knows me, knows that I am a big tea drinker. If I don’t get my cuppa in the morning, whoa buddy you better watch out. I am NOT A NICE PERSON. I usually have another in the afternoon and sometimes a third in the evening. I like my tea. I have a favorite tea mug, one I made at the paint your own pottery place back in grad school. It’s perfect. 16 ounces. Holds the full contents of my teapot for one, with room for my half and half. It’s red, with a hand painted teabag and a note that says “Enjoy life sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.”
I broke it this morning.
Not like, full on shattered, but a big chunk out (that’s missing, so I can’t just glue it back). After spilling the kitchen trash all over the floor and myself (don’t ask), this pretty well just made me want to sit down and cry. Well, after the urge to hurl things against a wall. The garbage fiasco left me supremely grumpy.
So I’ve been prowling around the interwebz this morning. Cafepress’s large mugs are too small. Zazzle’s are too big. And both are boring and straight and white, despite some cute and/or funny slogans and stuff. Etsy has some nice stoneware stuff (and a bunch of tea mug cozies that are flipping adorable and I wants one), but nothing that jumped up and said “Buy me.” I really want to make a new one. I’ve actually wanted to make another for a while, as there have been little chips in the glaze for years, but our pottery place hasn’t had the right size. They’ve just had the too small and the ridonculous. But they open at ten, so I’m going to call and ask, and if they don’t have something, see if they’ll order me what I want.
If I DO get to make a new one, I think I’ll go with a new tea quote and design, but I’m not sure what.
So hit me with your best quotes about tea!
And if you don’t have any quotes, link me to your favorite 16 ounce mug.