The best times for a deck tea are during May and June after rains and before stifling summer heat. This year the rains never stopped and May washed away down the gutter. Already it is almost the middle of June and now the muggy air is heating up to oppressive temps that feel like late summer. A good number of people are out of town, but since exercise was canceled for today, I grabbed the morning and threw together a tea for anyone who could come. It turned out fine, though hasty. Blue Willow with a dash of red tossed in was a reminder for the upcoming Flag Day.
The early morning was breezy and comfortable but shortly later it was quite warm. Could it be the hot air we stirred with our talking? DH took Biscuit to the shop with him, and we poured glass after glass of cinnamon orange, ginger peach, and coconut mango teas. We noshed and swilled and kicked back ignoring all the troubles of the world. We caught up on each other’s lives. It was wonderful and really this is true summer, almost as good as mint juleps and wicker rockers on a wraparound porch!
Who know when we can gather again or who can attend? Surely there will be another time, another day, another pitcher of icy tea. Until then, we have the memory of a perfect summer morning.