Monday, August 31, 2015

August Round Up: The Best, Most Interesting Blogs this Month

Another month has already passed by us. Can you believe it? The Cup of Life has been a bit slower this month than usual, but that will change next. Slowly I have been working on some reorganizing of the blog and that has been a more time consuming project than I expected so my writing moments have been affected. Also, I've been trying my hardest to soak in the last few weeks of summer but I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited for Autumn. The thought of curling up with Netflix, a soft blanket and a homemade masala chai latte is very appealing.

Luckily, just because I paused a bit this month, the entire blog world didn't follow. In fact, I found myself doing a lot more reading this month than I usually do, which was nice. I finished some books (I'll be sharing here on the blog soon enough) and I have stumbled on and read some of the most wonderful posts throughout August. I've been looking forward to the end of the month just to share them with you!

Tea

Steep Stories | The Battle of Five Tea Rants - This was definitely my favourite read all month. In fact, if I did a year end blog round up, this would absolutely make the list. I've always found it hard to remain polite when I have people telling me their obsessed with tea only to hear them later go on about their "teatox" collection. Geoff has the guts and does an outstanding job at saying pretty much everything that is on my (and other tea blogger's) mind. He does it in such a way that is quite comical, no offense should be taken. Also, the cute angry gaiwan image was icing on the cake.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Tea Review: Wan Ling Tea House’s Ji Di Ancient Tea Tree Sheng Puer

Source: my instagram @teaaholic

"Wan Ling Tea House is the coming together of tea lovers from opposite sides of the world. Our aim is to bring carefully selected loose leaf teas and a wealth of collected information together. Giving people the chance to better understand and explore the fascinating world of tea."
Ingredients: Unblended Raw Puer

Steep Time: 1 minute

First Sip Thought: "Comfort in a cup."

Aroma: The dry smell is pleasantly of pine wood. When steeped, a hint of the scent reminds me of when a fire is about to be lit, or perhaps even just of freshly cut wood.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tea & Tarot

Last night on my Facebook page I shared something I will sometimes do during my own personal tea time. That something is giving myself a reading with angel tarot cards. Similar to tea mediation, I find that this is the best moment to find a sense of calmness and select the most perfect cards for myself.

I wanted to do something a bit different last night and I wanted to share my moment with my tea loving friends/readers. That is why I shared the image above on my Facebook page with the caption that read "I would love to share today's with you! Pick one card you feel guided to and simply comment "left", "middle" or "right". I'll share each card and it's meaning sometime tomorrow." Depending on the popularity, I may make Tea & Tarot a regular mini series here on The Cup of Life where we take some time out of our busy schedules to sit with a cup of tea, meditate and see what's in store for ourselves. If this series grows, so will the details of the readings.

 
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