Aaron went down at five o'clock to tea, and found himself alone next a group of women, mostly Swedes or Danish or Dutch, drinking a peculiar brown herb-brew which tasted like nothing else on earth, and eating two thick bits of darkish bread smeared with a brown smear which hoped it was jam, but hoped in vain.

By descriptionari, June 30, 2012.

Found in Aaron's Rod, authored by D. H. Lawrence.


Amber moved across the room like her leg had fallen asleep under Todd's weight. Hobbling like a woman triple her age her face was a beautiful cross between a grin and a grimace. The kids started laughing but she continued anyway, the kettle was whistling and she wanted her tea. What else was she to dunk the biscuits in?


At the left of the fireplace stood a small round tea-table, and upon it a little silver tea-kettle on a standard of the same metal. Dainty cups and saucers of egg-shell china were grouped about it; a miniature silver tray held a sugar-dish and a cream-pot and a half-dozen gold-lined souvenir spoons.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, October 8, 2012.

Found in A Daughter of the Rich, authored by M. E. Waller.