Friday, April 8, 2011

Colors of Tea

I don't know about you, but this time of year I crave color.
On my tea tray each morning I love mixing and matching my
cup with my little teapot for the day.
The addition of a colorful tray or a flower just makes
it all the more special.
Now what tea do I put in my little pot?
The nice yellow softness in this cup is a lovely floral oolong,
but some mornings I wish for a lovely dark, robust black tea.
Each tea adds it's own array of color to a morning ritual.
Oh do I love the color~
Today it will be Yunnan Gold.
If you haven't tried it, it is one of my favorites
from the Floating Leaves shop in Seattle, Washington.

13 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Yunnan Gold is a favorite of mine too. For me, it will forever be a wedding tea now. This morning I am enjoying a full-bodied cup of licorice tea. So good! I'm using a mug this morning. It reminds me of the friend who gave it to me and it says: "Some people like to make a little garden out of life." Jean Anuilh

Sheila said...

I think the variety of different teas is what makes it so attractive to me.

Right now it's time for my Chai with soy. The sun is trying to shine so I shall drink it on the deck.
hugs
xx

Steph said...

I love the color combination above!

Brenda Leyland said...

Int'resting you mention a craving for color. Me too. Maybe it's time for Spring!

Such a pretty teapcup and saucer... I can well imagine sipping a fragrant tea from it.

Angela McRae said...

What a pretty teacup! And yes, I'm craving color too. Hoping to spend all day tomorrow working on color in the garden!

koralee said...

You my friend are adorable..I find I must have my morning tea in a pretty cup as well.

Next time I am in Seattle I will look for that shop. Hugs and love.xxoo

Trixie and Dustin said...

Yes, yes to Yunnan Gold!! We love it so much. That you have the presence of mind in the a.m. to assemble such a wealth of glorious COLOR is impressive as well as beautiful. What a treat! xo, T & D

Traveling Bells said...

Love the teacup and teapot! Color always makes me smile...

somepinkflowers said...

oohhh....
2day it is this--->
Tazo
Awake
~~the' noir~~

which is from my 2007 stash! ! !

{{ do you think
such longer kept teas
are still authentic
to their soul?
i was wondering... }}

Jeanie said...

I crave color every single day -- which is one of the reasons I love this photo!

Annie said...

This time of year is a favorite for me, Marilyn. I love the freshness of the air and the light to brisk breezes that strum through the air. It is probably my favorite month of the year. I may be a Fall girl at heart, but, April is my favorite month. Go figure.

Gillian said...

I'm still embracing bold winter teas, lattes.
Like my mother up there. Chai for me as I sit here typing!!
Your tray and teacup are beautiful.
xo

Tracy said...

Love the mixing & matching--of even the tea too, Marilyn... very fun idea! This morning I'm drinking Ceylon breakfast tea, pure & simple... I needed an easy boost to get into Monday! ;o) LOVE your tea cup and pot here... Happy Week ((HUGS))