As a confirmed tea drinker, this quote from The Elegance of the Hedgehog, by Muriel Barbery, jumped out at me:
"Tea and mangas instead of coffee and newspapers: something elegant and enchanting, instead of adult power struggles and their sad aggressiveness."
I like her.
Oh, and I will try to get motivated to catch up on my backlog of posts, truly. They include a few about cookies and a failed mushroom soup endeavor. Expensive mistake. :-(