In my own hands I hold a bowl of tea; I see all
of nature represented in its green color.
Closing my eyes I find green
mountains and pure water within my own heart.
Silently sitting alone
and drinking tea, I feel these become part of me.
–Soshitsu Sen XIV
Grand Master of Tea, Japan
TEA ELECTION UPDATE:
NYC Breakfast (McCain): 17 votes
Serenity (Obama): 10 votes