Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Girls.

Find yourself a cup of tea; the teapot is behind you. Now tell me about hundreds of things. -Saki

There is much truth to this, or so I found this weekend. To celebrate my friend Kaoko's upcoming wedding in October, we planned a bachelorette party for her in Singapore. We escaped a mummy, danced three million years ago, and ended up drinking tea for three hours straight. Just four thirtysomething friends (five, if you include one very patient husband) rediscovering a world of warmth and possibility that they once knew as girls. There really is something about free-flowing tea that unleashes hundreds of stories, whether you're in the company of good friends or lost in your own imaginings.

I had Weekend in Moscow, a light and fragrant green tea with rose petals and almonds. It was exquisite. I could almost picture myself curled up against a window reading a Regency classic like Georgette Heyer's Cotillion or an adult fairy tale like Ali Shaw's Girl with Glass Feet or Kelly Link's fantastically macabre Pretty Monsters, with a cup of that tea, waiting for the world to go by.


kaoko said...

It was a perfect high tea brunch yes? Except for that putanginadurian moment. (doh)


dementedchris said...

I wish I was there to see the durian cake enter your mouth -- I was only there during the aftermath.

Really, it was the perfect perfect weekend. :)

kaoko said...

I truly wish it were longer and we had the energy to do all the other things you planned as well.

But I guess tumatanda na tayo, hwehwehwe.

dementedchris said...

Same here! Kaya natin 'yan (next time)!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Oh my gulay, the tea looks so tempting.

dementedchris said...

It really is--and it's making me want to look for more tea places here in Manila :)