Saturday, 16 July 2011

Day 83: Green Tea With Orange And Lotus Flower

I can't believe it, but I'm running out of teas again.  Actually, what's becoming far more difficult is remembering whether I've tried a particular tea or not. I scraped the bottom of the barrel and came up with this poor specimen, a wee packet lodged at the bottom of my handbag that has, apparently, been traveling with me everywhere I go since a meeting I had in Bristol a few months ago. I remember snagging an extra tea packet because they are nice to have, and in case of emergencies like this!, and here it has come in handy.

Fortunately for me and for the teabag, the packet has protected it from all the vagaries and challenges of life and weather, and inside is a pristine bag of tea, with an aroma that brings me great joy.  I'm actually wishing I had saved this one for an early morning tea (I love green tea in the mornings), but it's releasing its orange-and-lotus-flower goodness into the air around me and I'm very susceptible to those charms.

Lotus flower is a perfectly lovely scent, and taste. It really does make me think of Japan, and Bali, and places where light and fragrant flowers abound, leaving petals and powerful scents everywhere you go.  It reminds me also of the 'flowering teas' (or 'blooming teas'), the ones that you drop into hot water and watch them blossom and grow and become beautiful right before your eyes.

Again my walk this morning was bright, and glorious, with sunshine glowing on the green grass and trees with a dark blue-grey sky hovering behind.  The rain has come off and on all day, but I walked in happiness and came home dry.

Walk length: 35 minutes

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