I love to sit with friends and chat over a cup of steaming tea. Tea just seems to make the conversation sweeter!
When I was younger, I had a friend who was close to my age. Often, when my family was at her family's house for an afternoon, her mom would serve us girls tea. It was quite a simple affair, but one I look back on with fond memories.
We each got to choose which mug we would like. Invariably, I would choose the stoneware mug with a whale in the bottom of it. When there was about an inch of tea left, you could see the whale "flipping" in the mug. Usually her mom made a pot of tea and then out came the honey. =) Tea was more like syrup at her house, for my friend's mother didn't place any limitations on the amount of honey used! (In my family, honey was used more conservatively.)
From time to time, I've been at someone's home where they served tea after dinner. It is always so nice to sit and sip tea. Everyone serves their tea differently. Some people have tea cups, most just have mugs. Some brew a pot of tea, some have a few different herbal flavors to choose from. Some serve honey, others sugar. It all tastes good...when you have tea with a friend!
See this post to see what tea I would offer you if you came by!