Friday, July 28, 2017


The china is Haviland Limoges, Violets and Daisies.
My grandfather's china, which I inherited and treasure.
I rise
I dance
Amber is my color
Lifting the cup
You sip
I swirl in your mouth
You rejoice with the flavor
You sing a new song
I am here to delight you
My cup runneth over
Joy in a cup
Camellia Sinensis

Each Spring this is my song when I receive my new order
of Spring Darjeelings.
This morning I am sipping Arya PTGFOP1 Classic Premium (DJ-7),
a first flush for 2017 from Thunderbolt Tea.
The color reminds me of oolong,
but the flavor is different.
It is the freshness of Springtime.
A floral, fruity flavor which reminds me of early
Springtime when new growth is just beginning to appear.
With the beginning of each Spring I anticipate a new Darjeeling
in my cup and am never disappointed with the beauty of this tea.

Linking with Bernideen at

Happy Weekend, dear friends!


Red Rose Alley said...

Marilyn, this is a lovely tea cup that you inherited from your grandfather. You know, daisies remind me of my mom. I love this tea quote.

*from one tea lover to another,
have a peaceful weekend, Marilyn.


La Tea Dah said...

Your Grandfather's china is very special. And how special that it was his. I have Grandfather's china too (he chose a different pattern).

50 and counting said...

I love Darjeeling! But for some reason it seems to be getting harder to find in neck of the woods.

Enjoy your china! I remember my Granda always had his tea in a cup and saucer with yellow roses. And he was a tough as boots North Sea fisherman.

Jeanie said...

I love the line, Ämber is my Color.

That's so perfect. And so is the photo. You truly know how to savor life -- and tea!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful china, and a tea that reminds one of spring is a very good thing.

Bernideen said...

How very sweet and poetic! Thanks for sharing.

Louca por porcelana said...

Such wonderful teacup!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I finally made it over here and read ALL your posts on NM and a bunch more to boot. We are having the same summer! I feel like I have hardly been home. But you have been so good about taking photos and your photos are wonderful! Especially your Santa Fe pictures. You have really captured its soul.

You drove right into my neighborhood when you went to Los Poblanos. I drive by it nearly every day. The monsoons have started and when it rains you can still smell lavender even though it is no longer in bloom.

I am so envious of your travels in Utah. We still have to get to the parks and monuments, and I have yet to go to Sedona, AZ. For all our travels this summer, driving in the southwest is so much more pleasant. I have taken the freedom on the road here for granted. I don't ever want to drive near a big city again!

Thanks for your visits and comments. I hope Guy Wolff reads your comment that his pots made you tingle with desire! Haha!

What a lively summer we are having! Carry on!

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS china! It looks hand painted, and probably is...violets... *swoon*... I like pretty much anything made by Haviland Limoges! These images are so an old dream... Such a wonderful ode to tea, this post, Marilyn.! :) ((HUGS))