"Tea is a an act complete in its simplicity. when I drink tea, there is only me, and the tea. The rest of the world dissolves. there are no worries about the future. No dwelling on past mistakes. Tea is simple: Loose-leaf tea, hot pure water, a cup. I inhale the scent, tiny delicate pieces of the tea floating above the cup. I drink the tea, the essence of the leaves becoming a part of me.