Thursday, February 16, 2012

Perfumery of Tea

Often when I step into a tea shop
I am reminded of perfume shops in Paris.
We open containers and sniff.
Oh the fragrance sitting there.
Sometimes the fragrance is of earthy tones
or is a sweetness we smell there.

Maybe what we smell is bergomot or orange and cloves.
But whatever the fragrance,
take a sniff and savor the special smell of tea.


"The fragrance of adventure and poetry endlessly 
pervades each cup of tea."
Henri Mariage, founder of Mariage Freres.

Photo taken in Barcelona, Spain, as I stepped inside a beautiful, small tea shop.

Don't forget the give away mentioned on Tuesday.
The drawing will be announced on Monday morning.


Tracy said...

You are right, Marilyn... stepping inside a tea shop is often like entering a perfume shop! Last weekend I was reminded of this very thing when I went to a tea/coffee merchant for some fresh loose leaf teas. The tea displays shelves had a little tiny glass bottle 1/4 filled with tea leaves...unstop to get a scent before choosing/buying... It was like perfume heaven... aaahhh... I should do a tea post soon. ;o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

somepinkflowers said...

bergomot oil

Transporting fragrances
my past...

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relevanttealeaf said...

What an awesome experience this tea shop must have been, Marilyn!

Angela McRae said...

Sniffing all the teas is one of the things I love about going to Teavana!

parTea lady said...

That looks like a lovely tea shop you visited in Spain.

Adrienne said...

Mmmm - the aroma of tea!

koralee said...

I am hooked on tea shops! We have a great one in town..David's Tea...I am always in there sniffing around.
Hugs to you.

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

I loved the picture...what fun it would be to not only sniff all those teas, but to sample them as well...thanks for sharing!

Jeanie said...

We don't have good tea shops in Lansing. Shops that sell tea and tea shops are quite different! But there is a nice one in Ann Arbor, not far from the highway, which maybe you'll see when you're in Michigan!

Rosemary said...

Fun comparison! Love the photo of the tea shop in Barcelona.