My favorite thing to do while drinking tea has got to be reading books!
It's just wonderful to sit back, have the tea and everything in order to prepare it ready at the table by your side and just relax, read, and casually take a sip as you live through the story.
I actually have certain teas and their respective flavours and smells that I associate with certain books or certain parts of a book.
When I have had a specific tea while reading a particular book and I don't drink that tea very regularly, I'm kind of taken back into the world of that book and think of its story. It's kind of nice
I try to find some time to do this a few times a week and can get a bit grumpy when I go a week without having had a chance to go through this little relaxation ritual
As for today's tea, I had O-Cha's excellent Kirishima Sencha "Gold" earlier and am about to make some of their new organic houjicha. I hope it's as good as the old one!
Unfortunately, I won't be able to sit back and read a novel while drinking it today.