Did you know that the only Tea Plantation in the U.S. is located near Charleston, SC? It's just one of the many fabulous things to do in and around this charming Southern city.
Friendly people - beautiful homes and gardens - great 'Low Country' food - incredible history - Fort Sumter and so much more!
For an affordable getaway, Charleston, SC is a jewel
especially in the Spring and Fall.
Tea historian J. M. Scott chronicles these superstitions:
To stir tea in the pot is to stir up strife.
Bubbles in your cup show that kisses are coming
If you put in milk before the sugar, you risk losing your sweetheart.
If a girl allows a man to pour out a second cup of tea for her she will succumb to his designs.
People who make tea with water which is not boiling must expect a lot of strangers.
And of course there is the advance information given by a floating tea-leaf that a stranger is coming, the number of taps with one hand it takes to shake it off the back of the other hand showing how many days there are to wait.