This week's tea blogathon theme is Litera-Tea (from Gracious Hospitality). I'm not at home, so I don't have access to my normal library of tea books, but thought I'd share two fun finds from my Tucson trip. At Bookman's, an awesome used bookstore, I found these two books.
The first, A Perfect Cup of Tea, was written by journalist Arthur Gray in 1903. What I love most about this book is the lovely artwork (shown at bottom). The second book I nabbed is The Language of Flowers, by Kate Greenaway. This book was originally published in 1884, and also contains wonderful artwork. And I never knew that flowers could convey so many diverse sentiments. I've been somewhat surprised to find that not all of them are happy. In my world, flowers only bring happiness. :-) This book is fun, tho, because you can use it as a reference either by flower or by desired expression.
Images from A Perfect Cup of Tea