Today I was reading The Dog Who Came In From the Cold (a Corduroy Mansions novel) by the same author, and I came across mention of a tea I had never heard of before. I googled "Malawian Lost Tea" and soon traced it to an African tea being sold by the Rare Tea Company under the name of Lost Malawi Tea.
This is how they describe it: "To compare this to an ordinary tea would be like comparing a line-drawing with a sculpture. This is like drinking normal tea but in 3-D." Wow. Furthermore, "Each tin comes with a short story by Alexander McCall Smith." Well, well, WELL!
Is this some kind of weird synchronicity? I just drew a teacup also. Freaky! Gotta get hold of some of that tea. I love A.Mc.S as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the cup of rooibos yesterday. Good at any temperature:) And yes, I am a fan of AMS too.ReplyDelete
LOVE! And author Alex is awesome, too. :)ReplyDelete
I don't know the reference, but I loved the tea cup and the wordsReplyDelete
so full of mystery...
Oh Debbie, I have not been by here for a while even though I have seen all your work on my reader I meant to comment. The China is beautifully and elegantly rendered. Now I am thirsty Excuse me, I think I will pour myself a cup of coffee before I go on. :)ReplyDelete
I'm thinking I have to try these! Pretty illustration DebbieReplyDelete
I can feel where you are heading to...ReplyDelete
Let us know...
Just beautiful! Wonderful teacup and the handwriting came out particularly great! One of my favorites. (Though I did love those colorful banners. Maybe they are all my favorite!)ReplyDelete
I love your style!ReplyDelete
This popped up on our Google alerts and we just thought we'd to tell you we love your illustration!
We'll get in touch - we'd love to have a print of this on our office wall.
All the best,
Rare Tea Company
Now THAT is neat. Love all the connections that happen when you follow the whiff of something that intrigues you. Great image, lovely thoughts.ReplyDelete
I'm just reading Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series. He's always entertaining!ReplyDelete
I haven't heard of Malawi Lost tea, though I do remember when I lived in Malawi, the tea was very good. I had a tour of a tea estate over there.