Time for Tea
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I look forward to tea time every day. Whether it’s at home on a day off, or at work, sharing the water with my coworker, it’s a way to quiet my mind and pay attention to the dance of the leaves and unfolding bouquet. I look forward to choosing a tea that suits my mood and preparing it in the right teaware. My increasingly-extensive collection is even making its way to my desk so I have just as many choices away from home. There’s a poetry about tea that I haven’t experienced with other beverages, and of course, it’s a bit easier to enjoy throughout the day than Scotch without others thinking you have a serious problem. There are the threads that seem to connect many of my interests, connections of origin, history, and equipment. I’m not interested in the newest, best way; rather, I look for the time-honored, the original way of making books, baking, making tea. I realize that my interest in tea is another piece of the puzzle.
Fri, September 4, 2009