Under certain circumstances there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady, 1880
Tea is also a sort of spiritual refreshment, an elixir of clarity and wakeful tranquility. Respectfully preparing tea and partaking of it mindfully create heart-to-heart conviviality, a way to go beyond this world and enter a realm apart. No pleasure is simpler, no luxury cheaper, no consciousness-altering agent more benign. ~ James Norwood Pratt
Sakura Tea Service is one of several tea services at Urban Tea Merchants.
The most trying hours in life are between four o'clock and the evening meal. A cup of tea at this time adds a lot of comfort and happiness. ~ Royal S. Copeland
Bosco and I enjoying the Sakura Tea service which comes with miso-maple glazed sable fish in butter lettuce, "Dignitary's Tea" chicken cone, smoked salmon ribbon with ponzu jelly, "Red Chai" beef carpaccio with horseradish foam, "Singapore Breakfast Tea' seared tuna tataki. Sweets included TWG Tea macaron, "Sakura!Sakura!" dessert sushi, "
There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~ Bernard-Paul Heroux