Tuesday, November 03, 2009



"The first cup moistens
my lips and throat.
The second shatters
my loneliness.
The third causes the wrongs
of life to fade gently
from my recollection.
The fourth purifies my soul.
The fifth lifts me
to the realms
of the unwinking gods."

Chinese Mystic Tang Dynasty


...mmm... said...

You know I couldn't have said it better myself. How very true indeed. What a lovely stanza and wonderful design for that image too.

...mmm... said...

BTW, mske sure you give me your vote for after Tea beverages. Feel free to vote more than once, this time but you'll have to do it on different visits I'm afraid.

Yes, this Fort hood massacre is so sad when i think of the wives, children and so on who have lost family and SO others. What a tragic waste.

Betsy said...

The sixth cup will surely send us to the ladies room! hee!

Rebecca said...

Betsy, How true! LOL!!

Rebecca said...

MMM, I should frame this poem. It is lovely and perfectly describes how tea lovers feel about our liquid gold.

Charm and Grace said...

Oh, very nice... I am about to have my first cup of the day. Thanks also for sharing the lovely music selections with us. Claire de Lune ...one of my very favorites.


PhilipH said...

How delightful to discover a true tea 'bon vivant'.

Lapsang souchong is one I like very much but I enjoy others such as Chai, Lady Grey, Earl Grey, Darjeeling and green tea. Twinings is a great tea company!

No milk, no sweeteners or sugar, no lemon ... just the tea, as it comes from the pot - especially if it's a Clarice Cliff pot!

Rebecca said...

Hello Phillip,

Welcome to the tea society and thank you for such a gracious compliment.

Lapsang souchong is indeed delectable. I found a recipe to use it in a chicken dish. I would imagine that the smoky flavor would be wonderful, actually cooked in with the poultry. You've inspired me to look for that recipe..Thank you!

Oh, I also adore chai and of course, Twinings Earl Grey is a personal favorite.

I popped over to your wonderful blog and will be visiting often. Living in Scotland must be enchanting. I look so forward to reading more of your entries and posts.