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"




66 comments:

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

Reading Pleasure said...

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

judie said...

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

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)

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Lorraine

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Gillena Cox said...

luv coffee, luv tea. thanks for stopping by Valerie

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Celestine

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Judie

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Gillena Cox said...

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

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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

annell said...

I loved it all about tea!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Annel

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cosmos cami said...

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

Arushi Ahuja said...

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

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!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Cosmos

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Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Arushi

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Hannah, happy you dropped in

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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.

Leovi said...

Wonderful poems, I love the creativity in this composition!

Faye said...

Love the digital piece, Gillena.

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...

Linda K said...

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

gma said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for stopping by Kerry

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Leovi

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Faye

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Lea

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Linda

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Gemma

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peggy gatto said...

oooooooooolong, divine descriptions, love tea time!

Giggles said...

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

Hugs Giggles

Tracey Fletcher King said...

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

Abigail Davidson said...

Beautiful writing and I enjoyed the information as well!

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Peggy

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Giggles

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Tracey

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Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Abigail

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jo-hanna said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Johanna

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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

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Ayala

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Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nicole

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Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Thanks for sharing these sweet vacation memories!

Magyar said...

Nifty; Best wishes. _m

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Maggie

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped by Magyar

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Margaret said...

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

Margaret said...

… "BeAtles" ;)

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.
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Tammie Dickerson said...

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

Sherry Blue Sky said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Margaret

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Gillena Cox said...

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

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Tammy

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Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Sherry

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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/

Hazel Ceej said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

glad you dropped in Deepa

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Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Hazel

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rebecca said...

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

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Rebecca, happy you dropped in

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denthe said...

Wonderful to see the progression of your piece!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Dente

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