The sounds of the tea being made invite the peach blossoms to peep in through the window.
Perhaps now would be a good time for a cuppa?
photo by Patrick Vierthaler
Main hall and tea house in Dunedin Chinese Garden
photo by Pseudopanax
Ham House, England
photo by KotomiCreations
Zaanse Schans, the Netherlands
photo by Or Hiltch
A Chaikhaneh (tea house) close to the Zendan-e Eskandar (Alexander the Great’s prison) at Yazd, Iran
photo by dynamosquito
Tea House 6, Kyoto, Japan
photo by Tealet
photo by Preconscious Eye
The tea pavilion, castle of Borne Blanche
photo by P.poschadel
One more quote:
If afternoon teas had started in the Oligocene Epoch, instead of the seventeenth century, we are convinced that evolution, far from discarding that useful appendage, the tail, would have perfected it. A little hand would have evolved at the end of it — such a one as might hold his saucer, while a gentleman sips from his teacup.
~Contributors' Club, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1917