Monday, February 25, 2008

rare, monopoly, brassy

The second of the rare Chinese teas which, Heidi's daughter Caroline gave me for Christmas is Oolong Gold. It has large leaves which, when brewed, retain the shape and outline of leaves coarsely chopped. The beverage itself is the most gentle, greenish, golden colour, pale and translucent, which almost describes the way it tastes. You need to compose yourself into a state of spiritual receptiveness before sipping it.

In the window of a house in Christchurch Avenue is an unfinished game of Monopoly, where green houses and red hotels, already occupy some of the streets.

How brazen is the daffodil flower!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely gift idea to give special rare teas!

Lucy said...

Sounds too pretty to drink!