May 15th, 2009

TreeSunset

Tea at the Huntington

When people think of tea at the Huntington, they think of the formal tea in the Rose Garden with the finger sandwich buffet. I enjoy doing that as a luxury, but there are days when a cup of loose leaf tea in the Chinese Garden, where I can watch the ducks and the koi, suits me just fine.

Today I ordered "flowing fragrance oolong" which is named after the Chinese Garden, the Garden of Flowing Fragrance (Liu Fang Yuan). On a whim, I decided to take a photo of my cup of steeping tea leaves and was pleasantly surprised to see a reflection of the trees.