Wednesday, June 3, 2015

tea bag

It's back to having an eye for the ordinary.  Here's a tea bag resting in a little Japanese dish on the side of the sink.  We realized last Saturday - when eating at Izanami - that these small saucers are for placing underneath saki beakers so that one can fill the beaker to the brim and let it overflow in plenitude.  Who knew? - I always thought that these were for small but necessary functions, like resting tea bags.

I've had a special place in my heart for teabags since the day, back in Oxford, that my calico cat Saffo once proudly brought a damp, used one back through the cat flap.  She'd been out hunting, and this was her trophy.

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