Today is the sixtieth consecutive TeaDay photo I have posted. Compulsive, a little?
For the Sixtieth Anniversary Tea Party
I am serving a Dan Cong Fall Orchid
from Imen, the Dan Cong Queen of Palos Verdes.
The teaware vendor called this cup a Chikujaku lidded teacup
which I think means bamboo
. Click on the photo to see this yunomi chawan with its hat on. Click again to see some serious detail. The lidded cups were originally meant to be special for guests so their tea would stay warm and avoid dust, insects, or whatever airborne issues might be at large.
I especially like this chataku -- let's face it, I especially like all
To see the nearly spent leaves of the Dan Cong stewing in their own juices CLICK HERE
. If you are interested in plant anatomy, click again for cell structure.