Sunday, January 20, 2008
Where have I been?
Well, I have been on an extraordinary journey through tea. Starting slowly when I moved away from coffee. I went back to the teas I knew from my youth. Still loving my black teas I somehow stumbled onto whole leaf then oolongs. I have to tell you the experience was amazing. The tea world opened to me just as the fragrance world opened when I found Perfume of Life. The whole experience of it, the aroma of the dry leaves, the warm steam, the scent of the tea, and the taste - sometimes delicate, sometimes bold, the sensual art of making and drinking tea captured my heart. I suddenly found myself bouncing from supplier to supplier buying samples and feeling compulsive and crazy to experience it all.
And now I think I have come to a peace. As I did with perfume, to enjoy the teas that come my way, rather than to make it my mission to try everything. And now I feel calm and centered surrounded by my perfumes and sweet enjoyment of my tea.
Never would I have believed or understood so fully the kindred spirit between perfume and tea, the bond of the senses, had I not taken the journey. Ah life is sweet indeed!