There are many perks associated with having a successful tea blog. I think my favorite is the often requested inquiry to review teas or tea related products. When I got the inquiry from Table Rose, I was delighted.
About 20 years ago I traveled to Turkey with a friend and fell in love with the beautiful glass tea cups. When shopping at the local bazaar, one was always invited in for tea and served from a wonderful tea pot and these exquisite glass tea cups. Over the years I’ve seen knock offs of those tea cups but they were always a cheap substitute. These beauties appear to be the real deal. They have weight and the etching seems like it will last beyond a few washings and they are lead free.
For me, using beautiful tea ware is an important part of my tea ritual with the tea being the star. Holding a well crafted cup or pot enhances the experience of having a cup of tea. Given the stresses of modern life, I think my tea ritual is even more important to me. It’s actually an exercise in mindfulness. I know of no better way to shift away from stress and tension and be in the present moment than to enjoy a cup of tea. Sitting in front of my window which brings me to nature, I can begin to feel my body relax and breathe. I am grateful for this beautiful place I call home and the gift of tea. Here’s the view from my window. It just doesn’t get better than this . . . except when I drink from these lovely glass tea cups!
Those tea glasses are beautiful! How wonderful it must be to look South to Mount Hood and sip tea from glasses which capture rainbows. Thanks for sharing, Michelle.