Saturday, June 9, 2007

Tea Study -- Sula caught in a Full Monty

T. was studying and tasting for work at the Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants, and had his whole spread laid out. I've left the image in "humungo" size so if you click on it you can peruse details if you want: reference books, gardening books for when he's on a break, multifarious tea samples, notebook for "keeper" comments, clipboard for on-the-fly tea notes, the largest of the Tea Yachts (drain tray A La Richard Brandt), Gai Wan tea cup, glass tea pot (great for testing since you can see color while brewing) and various cups -- it's a plethora of tea paraphernalia. T. stood up for a moment and Sula was there to take advantage of the warm spot left behind. Despite the weird grayscale lighting, I had to post the picture.

[Tea isn't the only activity that Sula shares with her monkeys, she gets acupuncture too.]

10 comments:

goodrev said...

*jealous* - this picture practically screams "no toddlers around". Lovely tableau - more home photos, please.

The Good Rev. JNRB

Bpaul said...

yeah, NOT baby safe, so true

I'll make sure to post more for your baby-free vicarious enjoyment kind sir.

Tate said...

i did not know that t worked with the tea company. when did this start??? what a great job for him

Bpaul said...

About a month and a half ago. It's a great job, not only because they are such sweet folks, but because he's a chef and stepping over to mixing tea blends is easy for him. He's already done proprietary blends and everything. He loves it -- and studies his ass off. He's even studying perfumery texts, because some of the concepts and vocabulary cross over.

Tate said...

that is fantastic. and they are really nice people.

Kate said...

tea + cat = perfect post.

and grats to T!

Bpaul said...

I was thinking of you when I posted dear.

CtheG said...

hey look...there are 2 very comfy looking chairs in the room - when did that happen?

CtheG said...

here's a project:
create a family portrait for the blog.
yep - I mean you, Katwah, Sula, and Tate and that cute black kitty whose name escapes me.

Of course a portrait doesn't always mean that you are in the shot....but whatever is in the image represents you....

Bpaul said...

Chairs fit through the tight entrances of the house -- so chairs instead of couches. Nice to have comfortable places to sit for folks who can't do the floor. We got a lamp from Hi Hi (on Alberta) in the deal too, was great.

I love your idea of portraits. I'll start thinking on that one, its a great idea.