(Ancient Chinese proverb)
Such is the allure of tea! Colonies grew, empires fell, and thousands of ships were launched on account of tea.
From the very beginning, tales of tea have been tied to the high seas. Tea was one of the first exports together with silk and porcelain from China that was much sought after by the rest of the world. The mystery surrounding the tea culture of the Orient fired European imagination, spurring the exploits of pioneering trading companies in the East Indies to ferry this precious cargo. Together with tea came the desire for tea wares. In fact, the appreciation of the latter has become an art form in itself in many cultures.
Pausing for tea in this hectic world gives us time to gather our thoughts and bring things into perspective. Tea warms the body, calms the nerves, and soothes the soul. Whether solitary or celebratory, tea time is a ritual and pleasure not to be denied. Tea Tattler is a site devoted to sharing these tranquil tea moments and more…..
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