Saturday, March 12, 2011

tea time

i discovered an amazing new site last month on lillian's gorgeous blog, unstitched.
 the site is called your tea time {created by the amazing sanctuary t tea shop}, and it showcases beautiful scenes of my favorite drink, tea.  what's better is the photos have been submitted by people from all over the world, and you can submit yours too!  

i don't know about you, but i am a huge lover of tea {i'm even drinking some as i type this!}.  yes, there is the obvious benefit of gaining that extra boost of energy in the morning, but my true love of tea is based in the ritual.  there's just something so soothing and calming about taking the time to slowly sip tea.  i also love the thought of enjoying something straight from the earth, which was grown and harvested by farmers from the other side of the world.  it's a romantic notion to think about all the cultures who share tea in social/spiritual rituals, and that i can take part in those experiences from my own living room.  sometimes i think up stories about who may have been taking care of my tea before it was boxed up and shipped across the ocean to me.  whoever they are, we are now connected in a special way.  in that same sense, we are all connected in this world, and that's just beautiful!

so go enjoy a cup of tea, peruse the gorgeous photos, and please let me know if you submit one of your own.

here's wishing you a very lovely weekend.