The Tray by Naomi Shihab Nye
Even on a sorrowing day
the little white cups without handles
filled with steaming hot tea
in a circle on the tray,
and whatever we were able
to say or not say,
the tray would be passed,
we would sip
it was another way
lips could be speaking together,
opening on the hot rim,
swallowing in unison.
Watanabe Takayuki. Click here
"Tea is an act complete in it's simplicity.
When I drink tea, there is only me, and the tea.
The rest of the world dissolves.
There are no worries about the future.
No dwelling on past mistakes.
Tea is simple: Loose-leaf tea, hot pure water, a cup.
I inhale the scent, tiny delicate pieces of the tea floating above the cup.
I drink the tea, the essence of the leaves becoming a part of me."
- Thich Nhat Hanh
Belocq Tea Atelier
"When tea is made with water drawn from the depth of mind, We really have what is called a tea ceremony." - Toyotomi Hideyoshi
Tea Infusers found on Tumblr
Tea Pot by Petr Novak on Pots and Tea blog, here
Ceramics by Petr Novak on Pots and Tea blog , here
I love the thought of drinking tea from an exquisite tea bowl
I'm searching for just the right one
Black sandstone tea bowls by Kambe Chinatsu at Oli Oli.
The Frog, eggshell porcelain tea bowl by Jane Reumert.