23.4.12

The Shapes of Tea



I am often distracted by the oddest things.


Today, I have found myself mulling over the miscellaneous shapes of teabags. I like the varying textures, the finishes and the attention that went to each one. It's to think that someone put some thought into why each one should be formed in each particular way. From the crystal-like bags of Storm Tea and Tea Pigs to the hand tied muslin Mariage Frères bag, they each brew an excellent cup in my opinion.






You are excused if you are currently thinking how perfectly bland my life must be! After many many hours of whirling around in my own relentless boredom as a teenager, I gradually acquired a knack of procuring some kind of inspiration from the most seemingly mundane of places. Sneer if you will! But this has kept my wandering mind busy and as far away at a safe distance from boredom. The trouble is of course, I now have great difficulty concentrating on what are perhaps regarded as more important things in life! Ooops.

11 comments:

  1. i so agree with you about finding odd and small things very attractive and keeping your mind from getting bored. have you ever been hanging out or around something that you know but not that well as they mention something about a daft thing you like......it brings funny looks, i guess it doesn't work for everyone. thats why i don't think i'd ever get bored in brighton, it's a minefield for mega inspiring stuff. nooks and crannies like you wouldn't believe. i like tea, more than coffee these days, tea pigs are in me cupboard at the mo

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    1. Ah Matt! You are on my wavelength.

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  2. Tea bags interest me too haha! The Marco Polo one looks interesting - I've not come across that one before!

    I love tea x

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  3. HA! Youre an odd one. Marco polo tea has got me intrigued

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  4. I love how you take something as ordinary as a teabag....and make it something to smile about.

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    1. It's the little things in life ey Jian?

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  5. I'm fascinated by your teas/teabags collection! I think that the ability of finding inspiration from everywhere around you is indeed an amazing quality.

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  6. This article calls for a tea ! *Darjeeling launched*

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  7. I love tea and I really like this post. The photo is lovely and it's nice to take a moment to look at little closer at every day items.

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