Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Random Fact #4: I Love Tea

© Kathleen Rietz
I'm quite content when I find myself absorbed in a cup of tea. It offers just enough caffiene for a little pick-me-up, but not so much that I get the jitters and crash later like I may with a cup of coffee. Tea contains chemicals which naturally neutralize odors in the mouth, unlike coffee. I collect teas like some people collect books or music or coins. For me, it is the perfect gift to recieve because chances are, I will invite you to have a cup with me! I can spend hours in a tea shop smelling and sampling teas and walk away completely happy with the experience. Three of my favorites are Japanese Sencha, Jasmine and (in the evening) Mint.

19 comments:

  1. Oh wow!!!! This painting is gorgeous! I love the color and the highlights and the teabag and your story ... easily one of my favorites! I do need to drink tea instead of coffee, but you may have to pry the coffee out of my hands first.

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  2. mmmm, tea. I'm a tea-junkie also. I just blogged a bit about this as well, www.uptontea.com is one of my favorite companies for really fine and unusual teas. I'm so glad it's finally getting back to 'tea-weather' here in NH.

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  3. Hi Joan - I knew you would like this painting. It's been a while since I have done a traditional watercolor, and you inspire me because you are so good at them!

    Yes, tea is a great choice. Don't get me wrong, I love coffee, but I can enjoy more cups of tea than I can coffee, and there are so many wonderful varieties out there! When I come to the island, i will take yo tea-hopping!

    Gina - Thanks for the url...I will check it out! I love all flavors, but always come back to the basics for my favorites.

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  4. wow! beautiful painting and the color is like lemon tea!

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  5. My favorite tea is Téa Leoni. I like my Tea in both The Family Man and Jurassic Park III.

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  6. Kate, your book arrived today and I love it! How cool to see your work in person. Also, how fun getting caught up here--the second "momentum" design is simply awesome, as is the bag, and the "meme' posts are wondeful. Tea rules!

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  7. Thanks Isay!

    Ian - I was never much of a fan of that kind of tea, really. She's not my cup of tea, you could say.

    Steve - I am glad you got your book...Thanks so much and I am glad you like it! Cheers!

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  8. Nice illustration and I really enjoyed the post. I am also a tea junkie! I just bought a lot of tea from Stash Tea. Their teas are soo fresh!

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  9. Nice illustration and I really enjoyed the post. I am also a tea junkie! I just bought a lot of tea from Stash Tea. Their teas are soo fresh!

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  10. Thanks Sherry! Drink up! : ) Cheers!

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  11. Love this painting, the enamel pot is so pretty and the tea tag is a perfect touch.
    I've just discovered fennel tea, delicious and helps digestion.

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  12. okay, that's just a "fantabulouso" painting, I had to make up a word to describe it. AWESOME!

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  13. Hey Kate, me again. Drop by my blog for your award!

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  14. hi!! i just stumbled across your site. i love this watercolor and all of your work...i also wanted to say thanks for posting some of your work from when you were in school. i'm studying illustration now and it's really inspiring to see stuff from that point in your life. i will definitely be checking back:) ps apple spice tea rocks

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  15. beautifully painted Kathleen!

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  16. mmmm, tea ... i could go for some right now!

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  17. You are such a multi-talented artist! Great watercolor skills.

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  18. Hi Kathleen, thanks for stopping by my blog. Good luck on the draw. What a great watercolour. The colours are so nice, and the teapot is simple yet elegant. It is very pleasing to look at.

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  19. so beautiful .. well done


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/hagaralgammal/2186457472/

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