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  1. Lovely! That is how the Japanese regard the ceremony of tea, I believe.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I think so too. There is an elderly Japanese man in the book and this was probably said when they were having their tea. Good catch ๐Ÿ™‚ The book, and the writer, are both excellent.

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      1. Of course, being English, I feel that way about tea everyday! It’s the small things in life that we have to savor. It’s easier as you get older to completely understand that.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          That’s right, I forgot you were English, Christine. I have my evening tea ritual and love it. Yes, in complete agreement about age and learning to appreciate small things.

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          1. I drink tea all day long! ๐Ÿคฃ

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            1. msjadeli says:

              I have to have my coffee during the day. Evenings it is caffeine free tea. Sometimes I’ll drink orange spice or other flavored black or green tea during the day, but not very often.

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  2. Sadje says:

    Very profound.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Yes it is. She’s a profound writer.

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  3. Lake Writer says:

    I’m with you on coffee, a must have for me too. I’m not really a fan of the taste (or consequences – tannin) but I’d love to have a ritual like that.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      My tea of choice really isn’t a tea at all, it’s rooibos a plant that grows in only one place in the world. It is a tea though because it’s a plant steeped in water. If you want a ritual like that, create one for yourself!

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  4. Laurie says:

    How civilized and enlightened!

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  5. pvcann says:

    Yes, very much the Japanese tea ceremony or ocha. I love that quote, and thank you for introducing me to her, I must declare I have not encountered her work.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Is ocha another word for tea ceremony? She is a French author that has be translated into English. I’ve read 2 of her books so far, both excellent.

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      1. pvcann says:

        Yes ocha is one of several Japanese terms, but I’ve not heard of the author – great ๐Ÿ™‚

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