Saturday Morning Tea

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A quiet Saturday morning with a gentle breeze coming through the window. My daughter is away on a trip and I am lazily sipping a cup of green tea and recharging from a busy week. This morning my cuppa is China green Xuan Yi, pronounced Schwan-Yee. It is strong for a green tea, with a hint of sweet nuttiness.

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“Seek first to understand and then to be understood” I have been thinking about this phrase the last several days. It is the 5th Habit of 7 from the book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. I haven’t read the book yet but my life coach told me she had been thinking of this phrase in connection with me all week. So, now I am thinking about this phrase and what it means to me. In terms of my art, I think it speaks of discovering and connecting with the world around me first before creating my art. What do you think?

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3 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea

  1. Margot says:

    Beautiful photos! I’m working on learning to read tea leaves (I described my first attempt at tea leaf reading on my website) but I’m so far falling way down in the “interpretation” category! Is reading tea leaves something you are interested in?

    Margot
    margotmystic.wordpress.com

  2. Margot says:

    I just read through all of your five posts on tea, and wanted to tell you that I enjoyed them all, and also enjoyed the photos!

    Margot

  3. artandtea says:

    Hi Margot, Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad that you enjoyed my photos. I am having a ball with my new camera. I love to look at the tea leaf, before and after infusing, but I have never read them before. That sounds interesting.

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