The Tea Lady
Posted on February 20, 2014
My name is Jessica, or as many know me, Lady Bonin. I am the Tea Lady
My gran used to drink countless cups of tea a day. I made her a fair amount of these cups, I had the art down, or so I thought. One day my gran brought my attention to an anomaly in that day’s cup of tea. I had used every step and formula I had always done. I was perplexed. Noting my fluster, distraction and lack of focus, my gran developed a knowing smile and said “I can tell why this cup is different, you didn’t make it with love.”
Every day I learn about the true nature of tea, this magical elixir that bridges worlds within and without the self. I had no idea how deep the rabbit hole went until I learnt the art of observation. I continue in awe to discover, uncover and explore the infinite powers, wisdoms and wonder of this magnificent plant. Tea is a mirror and reflects many things to the drinker. It heals, transcends divides, soothes, calms, excites, enlightens, inspires and invigorates the mind, body and soul.
I often get asked why I chose tea. I didn’t choose tea; tea chose me. Tea is the dream and I am the ever-humbled conduit. Tea is a language that transcends all definition, explanation where words cannot wield the matter. You have to experience it for yourself. Tea is my greatest teacher, challenge, passion, excitement, happiness, love and expression. It is Kung Fu – time, patience and diligence to perfect an art. Just like growing, harvesting and brewing the perfect cup of tea.
I invite you to take this journey with me, allow me to guide you on your adventure where possibilities are limitless and dreaming is encouraged.