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drank The Black Lotus by Butiki Teas
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every 500 years there is an eclipse… the world is dark but for certain iridescent flowers. only upon the most still lakes and ponds does it gleam… the black lotus; invisible by sunlight, black light, flashlight… the only way to see this bloom is during the mere moments it exists as it floats silently by in the impossible light of the eclipse.

don’t blink.

don’t close your eyes for an instant.

the black lotus exists only for that singular drift, which stacy lim knows all too well. the secret of the black lotus has been handed down from mother to daughter within her family since time out of mind.

brown sugar flowers drifting across the water, drifting tendrils of roots trace patterns along the water, contemplating the brief existence and amber legacy it would leave at stacy’s persuasive coaxing.

such a rare existence, such a rare privilege.

thank you ifjuly. such a beautiful experience you shared…

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yyz

James, thanks for sharing poetry tonight. At this point it reminds me of Marquez ( or the English translator of, I’ve only read one of his books in Spanish) lyrical and beautiful.

JustJames

i was published for poetry a long time ago…. under very special circumstances i make a return trip. you have made me blush… thank you for your kindness.

ifjuly

Yay! I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much you wrote a beautiful review like this. It is a great feeling to share a favorite tea, one that moves me, and discover the person you send it to understands and shares that feeling. Thank you so much for that, I treasure it. Swaps are the best. :D

JustJames

they are indeed…. i am going to start nagging about whether mine has arrived yet, lol. so… has it?

ifjuly

not yet, but i don’t see how it could’ve given the holiday weekend and all that (if it passed into the US around then that is). i like being excited knowing it’s coming soon. :D

JustJames

i could call customs…. start leaving messages and whatnot. =0)

JustJames

is my number for them right? 1-800-is-it-there-yet?

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yyz

James, thanks for sharing poetry tonight. At this point it reminds me of Marquez ( or the English translator of, I’ve only read one of his books in Spanish) lyrical and beautiful.

JustJames

i was published for poetry a long time ago…. under very special circumstances i make a return trip. you have made me blush… thank you for your kindness.

ifjuly

Yay! I am thrilled you enjoyed it so much you wrote a beautiful review like this. It is a great feeling to share a favorite tea, one that moves me, and discover the person you send it to understands and shares that feeling. Thank you so much for that, I treasure it. Swaps are the best. :D

JustJames

they are indeed…. i am going to start nagging about whether mine has arrived yet, lol. so… has it?

ifjuly

not yet, but i don’t see how it could’ve given the holiday weekend and all that (if it passed into the US around then that is). i like being excited knowing it’s coming soon. :D

JustJames

i could call customs…. start leaving messages and whatnot. =0)

JustJames

is my number for them right? 1-800-is-it-there-yet?

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