Our cup of tea ....

Tea began as a medicine and grew into a beverage. In China, in the eighth century, it entered the realm of poetry as one of the polite amusements. The fifteenth century saw Japan ennoble it into a religion of aestheticism--Teaism. Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life. 
- Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea

We at the studio love our tea and make it an afternoon ritual to pause and share a pot - especially on these chilly days when the soul is in need of a warm hug.  Below - a collection 
of our favourite teas of the moment along with some teaware that we currently covet...

01 Earl Grey Imperial tea ~ Harney + Sons  |  02  Karen's favourite tea pot ~ Japanese cast iron tea pot   |  03 Golden Peach tea ~ Tealish   |   04 Black ceramic tea cups ~ Clementine Dupre   |   05 Genmaicha Green Tea ~ Traditional Japanese tea   |   06  Minimalist tea kettle    |   07  Japanese creamer + sugar ~ Sfera   |   08  Toasty Almond tea ~ Tealish   |   09  Joelle's favourite tea pot ~ Jasper Morrison

And on those days when you're feeling under the weather, this one soothes  many aliments 
and might even lift your spirits ....

Ginger Tea, Fresh Juice for Life

 There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony  known as afternoon tea.  
- Henry James,  The Portrait of a Lady

So if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, please feel free to stop by the studio and join us for a warm cup of tea - the more the merrier!

No comments:

Post a Comment