Saturday Morning Tea

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I’ve always loved the image of early spring flowers peeping up through the last remnants of winter snow. Just experiencing our first significant snowfall of the season, we seem very far away from that magical spring moment. To bring us all a little closer, especially with another storm on its way, I have chosen another hand-tied display tea called Golden Flowers in Full Bloom for my Saturday morning tea. What a glorious name.

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The green leaves are carefully formed into a mushroom cap shape around a beautiful golden flower. I carefully poured 180 degree F water over the bud and then sat back to watch the birth of the flower inside.

I left the tea leaves and flower in my bowl and gently touched the rim to my lips to experience my first sip. It was mellow and smooth with light floral/nutty notes. Very soothing. With each sip, I felt words rising up from inside of me, just as the flower came forth in the water.

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A golden flower

births itself in my tea bowl

I sip its beauty

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9 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea

  1. Amanda says:

    A haiku! A very good one, too!

  2. artandtea says:

    Hi Amanda,
    Thanks! And thank you for your haiku inspiration!
    -Karen

  3. Sue O'Kieffe says:

    what a beautiful way to drink tea. can this tea formation be purchased online?
    ~sue okieffe

  4. Sue O'Kieffe says:

    i found the link to the website. silly me.

  5. nina says:

    sweet winter haiku –
    i am drinking tea myself
    here – i lift my cup

  6. artandtea says:

    Hi Sue, Glad you found the link. I agree, sipping tea with a flower in your cup is beautiful. While I do love the stark beauty of winter, I so love flowers to remind us of what is coming back to us.

    Hi Nina,
    Thank you for your beautiful haiku. It made my day.

    -Karen

  7. Acey says:

    am going to treat myself to some of these … so lovely!

  8. […] here. As the 180F hot water soaks into the pod, the leaves open up oh so […]

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