Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Tea And Conversation

One remedy for the winter doldrums

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me."
--C.S. Lewis

In an age when everyone is constantly busy and short of time, what could be more enjoyable than taking time to indulge in what was once part of everyday life, but has now become a luxury -- afternoon tea.

~LESLEY MACKLEY, The Book of Afternoon Tea~


"Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence,
and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things."

~Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea~

"If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty."
--Japanese proverb, from The Book of Tea by Okakura Kakuzo


Shannon said...

Such Yummy no bakes Mom!
Wish I was there today for tea.

Grandma and Granpa said...

Spoken like a true tea drinker that you have become. Beautiful picture and it makes me hungry to go get a cookie. Those look delicious! I have even drunk more tea lately myself. Mom