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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Agony of the Leaves


The unfurling of tea leaves in boiling water
is called the Agony of the Leaves



7 comments:

Susan said...

Sounds so painful! too bad it's not more "fun spa for the leaves".

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

ha ha I agree with ya, Susan! Or how about "Surf's up!" :-)

Marilyn Miller said...

What agony and suffering the tea does for us, gives such delight in the cup and down the throat.

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

And into the soul.

Well said, Marilyn.

Jason Witt said...

As I heard from an enlightened barista, let the agony of the leaves replace the anxiety of the bean. --Spirituality of Tea

Denise ~ Charleston, South Carolina. said...

Love that, Jason!

Adam said...

'Agony' also means: a strong sudden display.

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