Thursday, July 27, 2006

Tea


“Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company”

-Zen Haiku

“Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea”

-Sir Philip Sidney

“That's one of the things I look forward to about an evening like this - someone to drink tea with at the end of it. For all I know, the whole point of civilisation is to provide one with someone to drink tea with at the end of an evening.”

-Aurora Greenway

25 Comments:

At 10:10 AM, Blogger starry nights said...

So true.got to have a cup of tea with some one to enjoy it.I dont like drinking tea alone even though sometimes I do.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger starry nights said...

Suji..Me first to have a cup of tea with you.hehe.

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Anand K said...

Never been a tea-drinker, infact I hate tea! Unless it's Chinese Tea with Ginseng or Peach Flavoured Ice Tea... :)

But for most folks, tea's more than a beverage.... a part of life, something that defines your culture, a test of etiquette or even a "mind-expanding drug" like LSD. I'm serious about that last part.... one roomie I had wad ADDICTED to tea, God save anyone in his path when he has missed his fix!

PS: See the new Jet Li movie Fearless? There's an interesting exchange between Jet Li and this chivalrous Japanese warrior he's supposed to fight soon (for a change Japs are not shown as monsters in a Chinese film). On the surface it revolves around tea drinking and appreciation, but it has much deeper connotations. It's actually a palaver to understand the opponent's philosophy-of-the-warrior.... it's also a kind of duel where the rivals assess each other long before the inevitable showdown.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger deepsat said...

ummm i love a steaming cup of tea!! especially after a siesta!!

interesting insight ananda k!

;-))

 
At 8:36 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

Tea is such a special part of life!

Keshi.

 
At 4:57 AM, Blogger luvwannabefree25 said...

Amen.. I LOVE TEA... cute post.... I missed your blog... just returned from yet "another" military tour... ugh!!! I'm back!

JD ;)

 
At 1:13 PM, Anonymous the moderator said...

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At 7:38 AM, Blogger Cinderella said...

So much about a thing as quintessential as a sip ?!!!

Wow !

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger Dhanush said...

Awesome Suji..

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Delaleuverses said...

Yes, I love the smell and taste of tea and when I travel in different places that's what I look for as souvenir

 
At 8:00 AM, Blogger Twisted DNA said...

To me tea pot only represents a wonderfully made masala tea shared with friends. It's interesting how we, humans, attach emotions to everythig, includsing teapots!

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger ari4u said...

Ek Garam Chai ki pyaali ho...
Aur usko pilaane waali ho... :)

Hi.. First time here and i sang my way into your blog..lol. Thanks for stopping by my blog and thanks for your nice comments. Take care and C'ya around. -ari

P.S: Just curious. Did you draw that teapot?

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger Suji said...

Thanks all. I can see a lot of tea lovers like me here :)

Ari...thats a nice song on tea. Hope u find the pilaane wali soon. :)
Yes, the teapot is my creation. I usually use only pics shot by me or sketches drawn by me. Since the quotes I use are by others, I think there should be atleast something that is my own in my blog. :)

 
At 8:06 PM, Blogger Apy said...

That was cute ..

 
At 12:29 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

although I dont drink tea/coffee....I know for some people...their day cant start without it...its almost as essential as air and water1

 
At 2:07 AM, Blogger Saggistica said...

I wish we could sit down together
And have a cup of tea
But since we can’t
When you have this one
I hope you’ll think of me.

~Source unknown

 
At 1:19 PM, Blogger Maya Cassis said...

i hate coffee bt I do drink tea to get rid of mild headaches

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger mathew said...

waa..a cuppa tea early morning with a new spaper on ur lap!!..

simple pleasure that i cant miss anyday!!

 
At 10:39 PM, Blogger V N said...

had never thought of a cup of tea precipitating something as serene as the breaking down of solitude!

nice post!
:)

 
At 5:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you do that sketch??

Jo.

 
At 8:25 AM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan said...

Tea is a refreshment drink. It is one of those which comes handy to have a chat with someone who is very close. A masal vadai just before the tea used to be very nice. Once in a while having a masala tea also brings in good taste. Because it is diuretic, I drink two glasses of water before I drink a cup of tea.

Tea making is an art.

 
At 1:03 PM, Blogger ari4u said...

Suji, i love your drawing. Nice pencil work and shading. I'm married, so there is no pilaane waali to look for... lol :D Unfortunately im a coffee person and my wife doesnt drink tea or coffee. :) C'ya around. -ari

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Velcro said...

hot tea, drizzling outside,rain drops hitting ur glass window, looking over it....drift into the past...ummm..

some awesome combination...my fav.

U cud have written a little more on something as great as TEA...
And the next time, add some original stuff...

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Tarini said...

reminds me of a sketc i made not so long ago :)

a teapot and a cup on a saucer almost the same style.

 
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