After having painted trees until the wee hours, I need a boost!
The surface of the tea in the cup, a smooth darkness, dark with specular highlights, a round dark and fragrant mirror, and the reflections shimmer when the surface moves each time you lift to drink. Meditative thought-inducing dark drink. A dark strong tea like mahogany, a strong tea for wakefulness, for resolute motion, to forestall sleep, for a bold thought, and deliberate and fruitful nostalgia.
Ah, still more green! The landscape pervades all ….