September 24, 2010

Tea for the Seasons

Late summer is time to sip minty herbal tea with sparkling ice cubes which add the crispy sound effect.

Pretty soon, the layer of colors with fall's arrival will provide great setting for warm hued oolong or mellow puer tea in the garden. 

I notice that people's tea preference follows maturity progression. Young people with flighty spirit usually favor jasmine tea. Then the middle aged group advance to appreciate sharper green tea. Whereas the retirees seek out mellower teas. What a seasonal rhythm for tea enjoyment!