It has been an extraordinarily long time since I’ve participated in Illustration Friday, but this week’s topic is one near and dear to my heart: Tea!

I only really fully appreciated tea  after having been served a wondrous, warm cup after a long and dreary day of rain during my first visit to the UK several years ago. English rain can drench and chill you to the bone…It was cozy and warm in the tea shop, and just right for a spot of tea alongside scones with clotted cream. So when I think of tea now, I often think of the warm and cozy feelings of that quaint roadside teashop that offered me a toasty reprieve from the soggy countryside.