My favorite season is on it's way! I love fall, autumn, cool weather, or just any excuse to have a cup of hot tea! My mother and I used to have tea parties when I was a child, and I did the same with my children. My daughter's favorite teapot was a blue chintz cat-shaped one, and she loved peppermint tea. My son's favorite teapot was a vampire, and red zinger was his favorite tea because it looked red like...well, you know! I have had every type of tea imaginable. Most memorable over the years were watermelon tea, China brick tea (shaped into a small brick that you broke chunks off of to brew), and recently I was excited to try bird's nest tea. Tea leaves are shaped into small bird's nests and buried in the ground to ferment for 5 to 100 years. The flavor is incredible! Over the years I have painted tea-inspired oils,acrylics and watercolors, and sketched many a tea kettle and tea infuser. It is a continuing theme because it is a big part of my life. Tea cures all, including the soul!