Well, I think that it isn't literally those things. It's more a state of mind. I associate hot tea, with milk and sugar with cold winter nights at Green Gables, listening while Matthew and Marilla talked about their days while I did my homework. And I associate it with quiet evenings with friends or my husband, sitting in the sitting room and laughing with Captain Jim.
Many people here haven't. Why don't you like plants? They bring food and beauty to the world.