Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tea at the Chinese Gardens

Step into the Moon Gate, the entrance to the Portland Chinese Gardens.
Though it is in the center of the city, for awhile you can be transported to another more peaceful place.
The Reflection Teahouse sits behind the reflection pond.
The star magnolia was in bloom.
Sit awhile, sipping tea, and enjoy the peacefulness of a Sunday afternoon.
There were young couples, older couples, families, and friends, both men and women
enjoying the day.
We each ordered different oolong teas served in gaiwans. Along with the tea we enjoyed a daikon salad and peanuts.
The two vegetarian steamed savories. Each part of the tea was delicious and enjoyed by my husband and me. If you ever visit Portland, come with me to the Chinese Gardens for a time of quiet sipping and chatting.


Britt-Arnhild said...

Are these gardens close to where you live?
They are beautiful.

Angela McRae said...

Oh my, this is incredible! How lucky of you to have such a delightful place nearby. (BTW, I just followed a link here from Steph's blog and am excited to hear about your new products coming up! Good luck!)

Rosemary said...

Tranquility at its finest. Beautiful photos Marilyn. I love the portal.

Annie said...

Oh! Marilyn. I want to go here in June. How about it???

Anonymous said...

I want to go!! Someday I will visit Portland and we'll go!

Steph said...

I visited here last time I was in Portland (when I met you!), and I just fell in love with this place. It is phenomenal!

Relyn said...

You know, in all the time we lived in Salem (and I worked in Beaverton) we never once went here. I always meant to. Well, maybe this summer when I visit. You certainly make it look like a must-do.