Mostly I have wants--peace on earth, an infinite supple of perfect tea, my own woodfired kiln whose use will be offered to a series of visiting teaware artisans, and better access to a sink or kitchenette at work to make my tea cleanups simpler again. On a more practical note, I look forward to a repaired or new garage door that works properly so I don't block my narrow street every time I take my car in or out, and a new tea tray to replace my faithful bamboo box that is finally starting to show its age.
Meanwhile, I'm trying to balance using up old tea samples with fresh bright current year teas, enjoying teawares fired by artisans around the world, and looking forward to another year with a few new purchases that are probably more wanted, than absolutely needed, and that can be shared with tea friends in person and online.
This evening I've been drinking a sample of 2011 Yunnan Sourcing Man Tang Hong Number 2" shu pu which has been very nice, earthy and mellow, but not as lasting as a nice old sheng, brewed up in a glazed Petr Novak shiboridashi, and drunk from a shyrabbit nuka yunomi.
Hope all my tea friends have a wonderful holiday season and a tea-happy new year!