Sometimes one forgets about the carefully made cups or pots in the Japanese tea ceremony or Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
The experience, however, is not the same without the craftsman or craftswoman who initially forged and painted the small goblet.
Here where I live I prefer my cups made out of wood, fashioned originally by nature, and filled with teas made from various herbs of the forest.
pine needle and birch bark tea
the taste as nature intended
ah if one day I could serve a geisha
my fragrant brew, what a delight!