No spring but new ware~

My picnic came too early, but this teaware makes all this snow bearable. I was originally hoping to use my cloud like yixing (meant for Tie Kwan Yin) but was not in the mood by the time I got home. I am hopeful that all this mess melts before I get back Monday morning from my parents.
Both these new pieces are from Majestic-Canada Inc. Toronto, Chinatown. I am eager to go back to get a few more pieces but I will need to wait a while before dipping into my tea/tea ware (kinda grocery) money.
After reading the article in the Leaf on tea ware mixed with non traditional ware as well as The Way of Tea, I just needed to give in and get this cup. As for the peacock feather saucer, I needed something for catching the water when I use my yixings. Both beautiful and amazingly affordable. 15$ each can’t do any better than that.~

Tea Picnic- First day of Spring

After much debate Sunday afternoon if I should go to a tea house or not I opted to pack tea ware, water and lunch. Sadly my little thermos was WAY too small for my pot, note for next time: LARGER THERMOS. I think as well next time I will pack a better mat and things to make a Cha Xi (artful arangement of teaware to enhance the experience).
Either way I need to get things ready for cherry blossom viewing next month~ I am thrilled that I get to see it AND have a picnic as well.

Before you miss out an a rare oportunity head out to High Park (Toronto) and make a day of it! I personally will be going there alone or not (hopefully with friends). Enjoy the weather before it get’s too hot to handle!