Friday, June 20, 2014

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...According to the "Anxi" theory, oolong tea had its origin in the Anxi oolong tea plant, which was discovered by a man named Sulong, Wulong, or Wuliang.

Another tale tells of a man named Wu Liang (later corrupted to Wu Long, or Oolong) who discovered oolong tea by accident when he was distracted by a deer after a hard day's tea-picking, and by the time he remembered to return to the tea it had already started to oxidize.

Soho London -
catching my fancy a bamboo
box of oolong

a small bamboo box
in a dimly lit store
one grey August day

grey days of August -
eventually sunshine
ah that Beatles song

song of museums
art and must have chinese tea -
vacation memoirs

--gillena cox

revisit bush tea 2013


I am blog hopping today at imaginary garden with real toads, the prompt is “a facet of China and/or the famous Tea Fields"
the imaginary garden with real toads

PP F: Week 15, Year 4


Recuerda Mi Corazon haiku my heart "vacation memoir"




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66 Comments:

Blogger Lorraine Renaud said...

Beautiful, I heard of this, I think I drank me, me, drinking tea? You have great influence on me, my dear Gillena

10:45 AM  
Blogger Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful post, and most interesting to learn the origins of Oolong! Still, I must confess I prefer Coffee! Hugs, Valerie

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Reading Pleasure said...

I think I know the oolong tea though I've not tasted it beofre.

11:43 AM  
Blogger judie said...

Oolong is the only tea I like. A Japanese art instructor introduced me to it. Nice post of background info.

11:48 AM  
Blogger carol l mckenna said...

The linocut is beautiful ~ wondering if you did it ?

Also lovely haiku related to tea ~ tea ceremony is also very spiritual ~ Wonderful post and photos ~ Happy Weekend ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

12:06 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

luv coffee, luv tea. thanks for stopping by Valerie

much love...

12:43 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Celestine

much love...

12:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Judie

much love...

12:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Its a digital piece not lino, glad you like it Carol

much love...

12:45 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

for today's piece i started with a blank document, tried dirrerent colours, then chose the background colour and filled it. Then did cut outs and used different filters, to distort the shapes, in the final 3 takes i used an effect called 'magic mirror' for the final result

much love
gillena

1:12 PM  
Blogger annell said...

I loved it all about tea!

1:12 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Annel

much love...

1:13 PM  
Blogger cosmos cami said...

So very nice. I particularly like the repeating words with variation.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Arushi Ahuja said...

so nice... makes me want to go on a vacation now !! :)

1:28 PM  
Blogger Hannah said...

I enjoy the facts and tales you gathered...especially that of the deer...I can picture that. Thank you for your poetic contribution to the challenge today, Gillena!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Cosmos

much love...

2:19 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Arushi

much love...

2:20 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Hannah, happy you dropped in

much love...

2:20 PM  
Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I like the way you linked each stanza to the next with a crafty use of repetition. I'm sure I would not be able to resist a bamboo box of Oolong tea in a quaint English shop either.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Leovi said...

Wonderful poems, I love the creativity in this composition!

3:23 PM  
Blogger Faye said...

Love the digital piece, Gillena.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Lea said...

What a fun post... you had me walking those streets and I can almost feel and smell that cup of tea nestled in my hands...

4:43 PM  
Blogger Linda K said...

thanks for the interesting info. Your prose is always so beautiful too!

4:45 PM  
Blogger gma said...

I always enjoy your words and art. Often taking a second and third look at your pieces.

5:50 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Kerry

Much love...

8:59 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Leovi

Much love...

9:00 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Faye

Much love...

9:01 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lea

Much love...

9:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Linda

Much love...

9:02 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Gemma

Much love...

9:03 PM  
Blogger peggy gatto said...

oooooooooolong, divine descriptions, love tea time!

9:23 PM  
Blogger Giggles said...

Beautiful writing....and wonderful info! I could imagine it all! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs Giggles

9:45 PM  
Blogger Tracey Fletcher King said...

a wonderful combination of image. words and information... great post

10:46 PM  
Blogger Abigail Davidson said...

Beautiful writing and I enjoyed the information as well!

10:51 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Peggy

Much love...

2:59 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Giggles

Much love...

3:00 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Tracey

Much love...

3:01 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Abigail

Much love...

3:02 AM  
Blogger jo-hanna said...

such an interesting mix of image, fact and fiction. Love the verse form you designed as well.

6:08 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Johanna

much love...

7:39 AM  
Blogger Ayala Art said...

I love learning the stories of how names changed to what we know now... so interesting! And my DH likes that tea :o)
Thanks and happy PPF

8:02 AM  
Blogger Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is such an interesting and lovely post. I also love the art. The color is sooo soothing to me.
Nicole/Beadwright

9:54 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Ayala

much love...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicole

much love...

10:03 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for sharing these sweet vacation memories!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Magyar said...

Nifty; Best wishes. _m

10:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Maggie

much love...

11:07 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Magyar

much love...

11:07 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

adore how you "steeped" the Beetles in the middle of this fine poem :)

1:58 PM  
Blogger Margaret said...

… "BeAtles" ;)

1:59 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I like reading of things people have discovered. I hadn't heard of the oolongs or the like. Google will help me. Of course I liked and still do the Beatles.

Doesn't everyone? Being from the U.K. and settling London I imagine they've drunk a lot of tea. BTW, Ringo Star is coming to Houston soon to do a concert.
..

4:36 PM  
Blogger Tammie Dickerson said...

Wonderful post - and how delicious a cup of tea sounds right now! Happy PPF!

4:38 PM  
Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love "vacation memoirs" - and how oolong tea was discovered!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Margaret

Much love...

3:25 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

sounds good, you must tell me how that concert turned out Jim

Much love...

3:28 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Tammy

Much love...

3:29 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Sherry

Much love...

3:30 AM  
Blogger Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Nice composition...both the art and poem :)
I had never heard of this tea before...Glad to know something new :)
Thanks for stopping by...
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

6:27 AM  
Blogger Hazel Ceej said...

Tea and museums - some of my favorite things in the world!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Deepa

much love...

12:27 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Hazel

much love...

12:27 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

you never disappoint, no exception in your delightful haiku tea room.

12:37 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Rebecca, happy you dropped in

Much love...

7:45 PM  
Blogger denthe said...

Wonderful to see the progression of your piece!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Dente

much love...

10:45 AM  

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