Tea is one of the more soothing things in life: warm liquid imparted with the flavors and scents of flowers and herbs. This photo makes me feel comforted. The translucent amber tea sits perfectly still in the mug, its steam rising to tickle the nose. The botanical pattern on the saucer and mug is straight out of a British garden party with pale green leaves dancing along the border.
The pure simplicity of this image is what makes it so wonderful. It matches the simplicity of tea itself. One little glass can do so much for a person’s day, just as the photo has done for mine.
Thanks to photographer Laurel Fan for sharing her work with creative commons!