tea + blackberries

Hushed, somewhat frenzied steam slips, (almost trips) slowly, slowly 
uncurling its way through and up my mug, kissing it goodbye.  A tea bag is plopped in accordingly and I toy with uncurled steam and a mint tea bag, cradling the mug's warmth that penetrates my palms.  My hands are bathed in a moist, dewy mint-tea scent and I can't help but slip a small, cornered smile on. Steam is tumbling, tumbling, slipping slowly out in wisps like smoke from chimneys on chilled winter days...

I'm a tea-lover at heart.  My grandmother, who is British by blood, can never get enough of tea.  She has tea almost always in the morning, afternoon and evening; but a cup of tea always sits by her side as she eats her breakfast and in the afternoon. My grandmother's love of tea was passed down on to her daughter, my mother.  And now the rhythm is sill flowing.  Tea is my favourite.  (Sorry, coffee.)  I'm not a huge fan of black tea.  Rather, I lean towards mint, lemon + ginger, honey and lemon teas.  

And for the record, tea and berries taste very nice together.  

Do you like tea?

xx a.

ps i'm away in wales at the moment; drinking in the cool, tangy mountain air and enjoying being with friends.  so i'll see you in around a week. i'm sure i'll come back with plenty of photos to share.  oh, and i've been to london this past week and have yet to share with you pictures I took whilst there. :)


  1. I love the final photo of the tea's steam. I'm a loyal lover of tea - I drink 2-3 cups a day. Green tea is my favorite in the morning with breakfast and peppermint tea is lovely before I go to sleep.

    Those blackberries look wondrous.

  2. I love your descriptive writing, Acacia. You're so so good. Tea is my favorite too. Mint is one of my too favorites and may very well be the best tea ever. :) I'm not a fan of coffee either. London!! Oh you're so lucky. I want to travel there someday. :) hey!!! You should do a vlog! ;)



  3. Anonymous2.9.12

    You're writing is so beautiful, Acacia! Tea is amazing, though I am a fan of coffee too. I love love love mint tea, but honey vanilla is a close second. That last photo is so beautiful!

    Have a fun trip--can't wait to see all the photos!

  4. I love your portrait of tea- kissing the mug goodbye. If you've never tried vanilla tea, do give it a go! My dear lavender friend sent me some and I adore it.

    Coffee is in my family... Cajuns simply love their coffee :-)


  5. these photos are beautiful. and your writing is too.

  6. this is darling! I love your writing style and your photographs are swoon-worthy, m'dear. tea is A MUST!!! I can't stand coffee {although I like the smell} - I am for sure a tea drinker at heart. ;)

    can't wait to see photographs from your trip!
    much love,

  7. You're amazing. That's all.

  8. Oh I love tea. My favorite kind of tea would have to be milk tea. Oh and I like honey lemon tea as well. =)

  9. You are GOOD with that camera.
    Just checking back for any new posts you may have written.
    I’ve been a follower on your blog for a while now and would like to invite you to visit and perhaps follow me back. Sorry I took so long for the invitation.

  10. you always have amazing photos, and i am totally jealous because of that.

  11. I love your photos! They are so pretty! I really enjoy a nice, hot cup of tea. I usually drink at least 2-3 cups a day. I guess you could say I'm addicted :)

    Have a great day!