Thursday, May 21, 2020

UN International Tea Day

This morning I woke up knowing that this was the first ever
UN International Tea Day to be celebrated.
There were so many live online events it has captured most of my day.
An amazing array of speakers from all over the world enchanted me.
It was a love fest of tea lovers.

And now I head outside.
The sun is trying to show it's face and nature calls me.
Tea comes with me most often, so there will be tea at the park.

Several bullet points from speakers today:
~Being connected to tea is a great privilege
~Tea shortens the distance between our hearts
~It is a miracle of life
~We are the caretakers of the earth
~If everyone planted one tree there would be no global warming.
~Listening, often in silence, is a gift
~Georgia O'Keefe had a tin of tea she labeled "good tea"
~Travel changes us.
~To be amazed every day
~Must know tea to sell tea.
~Must know tea to make changes that are better.
~tea lovers are part of the "leaf tribe"
~tea creates a quiet place of beauty.

It has been a beautiful celebration of tea today.
Sending blessings to you, dear friends!
Have a wonderful weekend.


Laurie said...

Marilyn the bullet points are so spot on with our life here. We are to be stewards of the earth, we need to do a much better job of that. Now I think I will go fix myself a nice cup of tea. Stay safe!

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful post, Marilyn. It sounds like a remarkable day and one that was very meaningful. Isn't it wonderful that they can do this online in this time of virus?

Teresa said...

A huge thank you for sharing the information about the First International Tea Day Sofa Summit. Anyone who didn't take advantage of this free offering missed out. What a wonderful line up of tea professionals from all over the world! I always learn something new. Thank you again.
Sips and Smiles,

Lorrie said...

I drink tea everyday, but have rather ordinary tastes. Your takeaways on tea were interesting to read.

Rosemary said...

Perfect synopsis of an enjoyable day! Happy International Tea Day! (Love your photos)

Red Rose Alley said...

International Tea Day sounds lovely, Marilyn. To listen to speakers from all over the world sounds enchanting. I like many of the quotes that were shared by the speakers.

Have a restful weekend.


*I am doing a post about my china cabinet on Monday. It will display many of my teacups and treasures. I thought I'd let you know as you are a tea lover. And the quote that I will share I believe is from a past tea post of yours that I loved. : )