#AtoZChallenge - Freesia Tea

Sorry I'm a little late this morning! I got distracted by reading folks' blogs last night and suddenly found myself too sleepy to write before bed. But there's no question on this one - Freesia won by a long shot. Let's see what happens!

"The freesia tea sounds lovely, thank you," Amy said with a sniff. She watched as he poured boiling water over the tea leaves in a lovely brass teapot and realized that she was still grasping Cal's handkerchief in both hands. She folded it up gently and stowed it in the pocket of her jeans.

After a couple minutes to steep, the shopkeeper poured Amy a small glass of the freesia tea. He handed it to her with a small bow and said, "I will be here if you need anything." Amy lifted the cup and inhaled its fragrant steam. The tea smelled somehow both floral and green, as though she'd put a bouquet to her face, full of freesia flowers, ferns, and just a little bit of dirt. The taste though, was different. Still floral but with a touch of mint and something savory just out of the reach of being able to identify. She sighed appreciatively, leaning back in her chair. It was lovely.

Amy felt herself begin to relax. Her muscles loosened and she closed her eyes. As she rested, she felt her mind lifting out of her body and thought, Oh, this really is uplifting... She looked down at her prone body and was filled with a complete sense of peace.

She could see the whole shop from here. It was deceptively large given its petite appearance from the outside. Far at the back she could see the shopkeeper's head bobbing as he moved merchandise from here to there. Perhaps I will go look at the other side of the shop, she thought, floating toward the back corner.

The back corner was piled high with odd pieces of furniture, boxes labeled with words she could not comprehend, dolls, embroidered linens, and other unidentifiable bits and bobs.

Amy floated, enjoying the soft touch of air currents buoying her in place, and pondered what she should do...
Take a Gander at the items in this corner,
Get back to her body,
or Go explore the other side

Remember to comment below to let me know your choice for what she should do next! I will check the comments this evening around 8pm Mountain Time to write tomorrow's post!

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  1. I love tea, but white teas are not among those.

    G. hhmmm "Going Places" might be a nice theme.

    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires

  2. I love my tea. I'm a complete AdicTea....Vanilla Tea is my favourite.

  3. Go explore the other side!

    I suddenly feel like a pot of tea... :-)

    Chantelle @ Cocktails and Memories

  4. I want to know what is in the corner.

  5. What's in the corner? And I love that the store is bigger than it seems. Can you pass some Freesia Tea? I could use an out of body experience.

  6. Week that tea did the trick didn't it? Go to the other side!


  7. Week that tea did the trick didn't it? Go to the other side!


  8. Explore the other side!

  9. that must be some potent tea. I'd poke around the items in the corner. Then after another cup of tea, float into exploration.

  10. I think go check out the corner.

  11. Go to the other side!

  12. Go explore the other side!

  13. Somehow I knew you take her to new heights....good one on the Freesia Mystic Tea...everyone should have the experience of floating out of body. Let's keep her there...floating around in the corner.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal
    AtoZ 2015 Challenge
    Minion for AJ's wHooligans

  14. Take a gander at the things in the corner.

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  16. Well crap, I found this blog a week late. Now I need to catch up!
    Kelley from http://jaxdogmom.blogspot.com/
    Blogging the A to Z of Dog Shows

  17. So much fun! I love what you're doing here! I say she needs to explore the other side.

    2015 A to Z Blogger
    Visions of Other Worlds

  18. I'm probably too late for my vote to count before you write, but I vote to go explore the other side. :) (Still loving this, BTW!)

  19. Lovely. Certainly, she should go and explore the other side. anne stenhouse, Novels Now.

  20. Go explore the other side sounds exciting.

  21. really not a fan of tea... now coffee! yikes!

  22. Anonymous8:05 AM

    I want to see what's on the other side! :)

  23. Go explore the other side! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

  24. Have her do whichever option is most relaxing. Why? Because you have me so relaxed after reading this that I don't want to exert anything but, rather, sit and enjoy this for a while. :)

  25. Hi Y'all!

    I'm with bfreviews, what's on the other side?

    Y'all come on back,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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