Saturday, December 5, 2009
Tea is not only a drink: her qualities are so bright and illuminate my life. She is an intimate part of a number of rich cultures; she contributes to both physical and mental health, enriches art, music and literature; she connects me to a peaceful, beautiful world and its many wonderful people.
It's important to have the right relationship with tea. When treated properly, she dances with serene grace; when treated poorly, she withholds her many benefits. As I build a relationship with her, the more she can read my mind and the more her natural beauty embraces me. I am so attracted by her. Her appearance is so distinctive, her aroma so fragrant, her touch so warm, her dance so graceful, her pose so elegant, her smile so sweet, her energy so vibrant and her vitality so unique and powerful. Her beauty extends beyond my vision or feeling: the beauty in every drop, the pleasure in every scent, in every sip. Her spirit inspires me to expand my strengths. Every gift I receive from her adds more color and meaning in my life.
- Cha Qu (茶趣)
- Seattle, WA, United States
- I grew up with tea, and it continues to fill my life with so much beauty and discovery, pleasure, peace and friends. It is always leading me toward a greater understanding of culture, nature, myself and others. It is my hope to use this space to share the joy of tea and tea culture with you.