Spring danced its dance – cups filled. Wonder.The scent of life floats through the air, as if for the first time. Become.Caged in winter the song of tea opens us up. Consumed. Image provided and copyright held by author Read more articles by this author here!
At this time of year, when spring has arrived, the air at dusk in Los Angeles is a cocktail of orange blossoms and honeysuckle. It’s now when I am inspired to seek out the best of the seasonal bounty of citrus fruits. Time and again, I return to kumquats: Those … Continue reading
Chajin is the Japanese word for “tea people,” in other words, most of you reading this blog. Chajin are supposed to have especially acute sensibilities to their surroundings, which is akin to saying they have special powers. According to Chado, the Way of Tea by Sasaki Sanmi, “April is the month for … Continue reading
Spring conjures images of idyllic deep green expanses, perhaps even the finely manicured terraced tea gardens in Japan. Closer to home, the hills that were once brown or even blackened by devastating fires that perennially beset our region show hopeful signs of regenerating and green appears once more. On the … Continue reading
This centre of Heaven This core of the Earth This Heart of the World Fenced Round with snow!! Arrivals of the first flush in Darjeeling floods the heart and mind with lucid, impressionistic visions. It is bliss perceived through a swirling haze, shades of dramatically deep reds, pinks and purples at dawn … Continue reading