Sunday, May 04, 2008

Tea Lover

I'm not sure exactly when I became a tea lover, but somewhere along the way it happened. Years ago I worked with a woman, Carolyn, who was a devoted tea drinker. It was around the office in the cabinets and so I started partaking every once in awhile. Before I knew it, I had become a tea drinker.

Then I started "going to tea," which is a whole different kind of experience. I absolutely love sharing tea with others.

Of course, tea has a whole assortment of beautiful accessories that go with it. I bought this amazing little set at a Goodwill store in Wichita a year or so ago.

Tea has come to mean a number of different things to me. It speaks to me of "home," not the home in which I grew up, but the home I've made for myself. It reminds me of quiet contemplation. And it can also be a lovely time shared with friends. What else is so versatile?