Ever seen a painting so beautiful you can’t stop talking about it? Maybe you even hang a picture of it in your house and point it out to everyone who visits. That’s what many poets did, too! They found a work of art that they loved and told everyone by writing a poem about it. Today’s teatime celebrates that beautiful combination of art and poetry. You’ll have a chance to explore poems based on artwork, decorate artistically, and try writing some art-based poetry for yourself!
Japan has one of the most elaborate tea ceremonies in the world. It involves special utensils, treats, gestures, and an entire philosophy for sharing tea! In today’s post, learn about this philosophy of the Japanese tea ceremony and ways to incorporate some of those practices into your own teatime routines.
So you’ve tried all sorts of teas in your teatime—teas from fruit, teas with flowers, teas made out of leftovers, and teas in all different colors. But have you sampled spicy teas? Popular in places like India and Morocco, spicy teas add a fun challenge to your teatime routines. Read on a for a host of options to set your taste buds tingling.
February 9 marks the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The games will last most of the month of February, so what better time to bundle up, brew some tea, and read some winter olympic-themed poetry!
We hope everyone is bundled up from the cold outdoors! As the snowflakes fall gently in crisp or slushy or powdery layers on the ground, it’s the perfect time of year to celebrate snow in your Poetry Teatime. Read on for ideas about writing snowflake-shaped poetry, comparing poems about snow, and singing your poetry aloud!
Have you felt the exhaustion and busyness of the holiday season yet? Feeling stretched and worn out? For today’s Poetry Teatime, try out the practice of mindfulness. Take a deep breath. Slow down. Focus on the moment. Relax your mind and pay attention to the small things for a restful teatime.
Lions, tigers, and dragons, oh my! In today’s teatime, we’ll take a journey to distant lands, where “here there be dragons” and magic lurks around every cup of tea. So gather your golden coins, prepare your riddling powers, and breathe in the curls of steam from the visiting dragons!
It’s currently cold season, when sniffles and runny noses abound! Grab your tissue box and set some water to boil for today’s teatime featuring all sorts of teas and snacks to help you feel better.