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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Musing On Tea

 "Wine is sunlight held together by water."
                                           -Galileo Galilei

If that is true, then what would tea be?  I'd venture to guess it would be something along the lines of:  tea is life infused into water.  Or at least, that is how I've perceived it lately. All the good things in life, I find in tea, relaxation, happiness, and a calming energy, bringing an excitement to keep moving forward.  

Perhaps I'm just a bit oversensitive to the abundance of life, as I've never wanted a spring to arrive more before in my life.  It has been a very rough winter, and there are good things on the horizon, so the change of seasons is incredibly over due in my mind.  Similarly a return to (more) green tea is incredibly needed while I ponder placing the highly roasted teas away for the winter, and an amazing craving for Matcha has started to surface.   (Quite possibly this was the first St. Patrick's day in the last 5 years I did not have a wonderfully green bowl of the magical powdered tea.)

In this continued musing about tea, I will leave with one final thought train. Tea has taught me many things, yet quite possibly the most incredible one is the ability to have peaceful patience.   Patience is great, but if you can be patient in a peaceful manner, even you don't realize you are anxiously waiting.

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