Summer In The City

silver needle tea on the balcony

Summer arrived with a bit of a bang. It sneaked in through the back door, and caught us unawares, leaving many scrambling for sunglasses, shorts, and sandals.

The beach near our house, only a few days ago the preserve of dog walkers and kite flyers, is now packed out with sun worshippers.

Students, celebrating the end of their High School imprisonment, are driving round, horns blaring, flags waving.

The air is heavy with the unmistakeable aroma of lighter fluid, as somebody nearby cranks up a barbecue.

I pull out the Samadoyo teapot, and the Silver Needle.  With a thermos full of water at 80°C I’m all set for a lazy, late afternoon sun-drenched session.

I sip the remainder of the last steeping at about 9:30 pm, as the sun prepares for its evening curtain call, turning the darkening sky everything from red to blue via yellow and back again.

Up here we know only too well how short summers can be. The last thing I do before going to bed is to prepare a batch of cold brewed green tea.

Happy days.

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4 Responses to Summer In The City

  1. pinkiebag says:

    Oh your summer sounds delightful. I think the summer is meant to active here in the UK tomorrow. Enjoy your green tea tomorrow, Chloe.

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  2. Patricia says:

    Iced green tea. Ah it is good. It will be hot until at least October here.

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