Title; Guests for tea; or vice versa...
Characters; Bilbo and Fellowship members.
For the 'Teatime' challenge.
Disclaimer: The characters in this story do not belong to me, but are being used for amusement only, and all rights remain with the estate of JRR Tolkien.
Daily, Bilbo invited Gandalf and the hobbits to afternoon tea, until Master Elrond announced who else would accompany Frodo; then he changed his habit. One by one he entertained the other companions.
Carefully he considered a suitable tea for each and was, generally, satisfied with his choice.
Aragorn – one stronger than it at first appeared.
Legolas – green-leaf tea, appearing delicate, but welcome when the mortal body tires.
Gimli – a strong, dark, tea brewed long over the fire. Sustaining in itself.
For Boromir he used gifted leaves of fine quality. But, later, Bilbo worried when he found their keeping quality uncertain.