"I pour boiling water from my kettle into my teapot, then I pour the freshly brewed tea into my little teacup. In both cases, the liquid flows smoothly and predictably. Thank goodness... or should I say... thank gravity!" - Anonymous Tea Blogger
I've always been a big fan of gravity. I really love seasons, and tides, and not floating off into the sky whenever I go outside (or anywhere, actually). As you might imagine, I've never wanted to be an astronaut. Just thinking about all the problems those intrepid star-folk must face when they brew their tea gives me a big headache.
It seems to me that physicists and astronomers are always talking about gravity. Perhaps we tea lovers can learn something from these studious sages? Maybe gravity and tea hold the entire universe together?
In the past, I have written short pieces in praise of bubbles and steam. These ephemeral pleasures are certainly important to mindful tea appreciation, but I doubt they rival gravity.