In the early morning hour I lifted a salute to spring
with a cup of Dong Ding Oolong from Floating Leaves in Seattle.
The cherry blossoms were blooming in the Japanese Memorial
along the Willamette River.
You see the Steele Bridge in the background.
Oh a good cup of tea outdoors is pure delight.
The petals of the cherry tree gently floated to the ground
while a petal or two landed in my tea,
It's funny, but usually I like a floral oolong from Taiwan.
Recently the more smoky oolongs have enticed me.
So this wonderful Dong Ding Traditional Oolong
was a perfect way to salute spring in the outdoors.
Turning in the opposite direction there are more
blossoms and the Burnside Bridge.
The blossoms and tea time did sing to my heart
in the early morning hour.