I’m waiting for that feeling to come back, that urge, that compulsion, that desire, to think about tea, to write about tea. About a month ago, I took a trip back to Michigan and visited some old friends, went birding, and drank good beer. And in the process, forgot about my digital tea life. My interest in participating in online tea culture practically vanished overnight. Sure, I’m still drinking tea, but I’m not obsessing about tea. I don’t entirely know what happened, but I think experiencing a connection to physical community and friends reminded me of how thin and vanishing the feeling of participating in an entirely online community can be.
At the moment, I have no plans of abandoning my tea practice or this blog. I just want to wait and see if my past interest in tea rekindles itself naturally. Alternatively, I could press on, force myself to sit and write and think, but as far as the Tao of Tea goes, that feels rather wrong. Until a new fire is lit, keep pouring, my tea friends, and I’ll see you on the other side.