The Tea Tiger is a blog for those interested in the spiritual aspects of tea. Originally, tea in China and Japan belong to the monks, sages,and aristocrats. Tea has long been considered to be part of the medicinal and spiritual tool kit for healing and enlightenment. Westerners must explore the art of tea and engage in its spirituality for relaxation and health benefits.
The summer has been very hot and dry until now, early August. The ring of pansies photo was taken earlier before the season changed and tastes of drinking the spring's fresh green teas turned to sipping long iced teas. There haven't been too many days in the back yard. The humidex has been in the high 30's and even higher. Tea plants enjoy high humidity but are fussy about their soil, drainage and amount of rainfall. Still, new growing regions are found every year in countries such as Bolivia and Argentina that are not the traditional countries one thinks of for tea plantations.
I have a thought that maybe these new tea countries will embrace traditional tea culture. Their tea industry orders equipment and labour from countries of traditional tea producers. Perhaps, tea art will be transplanted as well as the little tea cultivars. Perhaps their nations will find merit in producing tea as it is high in antioxidants and perhaps their populations will become healthier. Perhaps the world will find peace.