Friday, March 4, 2011

Meeting in the Tea-cup

"When will the West understand,
or try to understand, the East?
Strangely enough, humanity has so far met in the tea-cup.
It is the only Asiatic ceremonial which
commands universal esteem."

~Okahura Kakuzo (1862-1913)
The Book of Tea

So join me in a teacup.
I just wanted to say I have noticed new followers recently.
Thanks for following along with me at Delights of the Heart.

18 comments:

tammy n said...

All I know is I enjoy a cuppa Earl Grey on a wet cold afternoon and some Chamomile when I need to relax of an evening! {{smiles}}

Kate said...

I am enjoying English Breakfast tea with a touch of honey...I have a sore throat...tea always soothes....

Steph said...

I recently pulled out this book again. It's so full of quotes! Does your version have his bio? He was an interesting man.

Laurie said...

I'll join you with the usual, Earl Grey and ginger snaps! Great Sentiment Marilyn.

DeeBee L. said...

I like the ideograms that look like a man's face on the tea-pot!

Annie said...

At long last, I am back, Marilyn. After four days in Oregon, two days at home and five days for the Arizona trip, I'm beat. New lesson - I ain't no spring chicken no more. Back to back traveling is exhausting. Your image here and the soft earth-tone colors are so calming; the fragrance of the tea steam, intoxicating.

Sheila said...

Most things can be resolved over a cup of tea.
Have a good weekend.
xx

beth said...

happy weekend !!!

Linda J. said...

Lovely post!! I've been sipping on a cup of Harney's Paris blend.

Dutchbaby said...

Wonderful quote!

I love love that teapot!

Jeanne said...

I love your quotes I love you

Mary said...

Yesterday I met a dear friend for tea - she's a true tea lady and sells teas and accoutrements so knows a lot about tea and its special ceremonies, as do you. I ordered African Nectar which I found delicious and reminded me of 'bush tea' I sipped in Botswana.

I'll be sipping good English teas (altho' of course they come from other countries) on home turf soon! Hopefully some Devon cream and scones too! guess I must get out and walk off a few pounds before then, sigh!!

Happy weekend dear friend.

Jeanie said...

So eloquent and beautiful.

I'm glad you have new followers, Marilyn. You deserve them!

parTea lady said...

I like your photo.

I got The Book of Tea on my Kindle for free at Amazon. It is amazing how many books you can find that cost nothing.

koralee said...

Oh how I love this today. As I sip on my evening tea. xoxoxo Happy new week to you. xoxo

Tracy said...

What a great quote! And The Book of Tea should be a must-read for all. ;o) In my cup this afternoon is a calming infusion by Twining of nettle and sweet fennel... So nice to catch up with you here, Marilyn, after taking a tiny break to see to some things here at home. Happy Week ((HUGS))

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Your new header is breathtaking! Is that a current picture of your area? We are still very gray and cold here...Your picture gives me hope!!

Donna

Relyn said...

Happy spring, my friend. I've been thinking of you.