Fundamentals of the Lotus tea!  (what’s the tea on the lotus shoe?) - Anthony Van Lam

Anthony Van Lam

Fundamentals of the Lotus tea!  (what’s the tea on the lotus shoe?)

91 x 61 cmWatercolour on CanvasSoldIf you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” “Be like a lotus. Let the beauty of your heart speak. Lotus tea is an infusion made from lotus leaves, flowers, roots, fruit, seeds, or embryos. It is known as liánchá in Chinese and Yeoncha in Korean. It is also known as trà sen in Vietnamese. Blue lotus flower (Nymphaea caerulea) is a psychoactive plant, also known as blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily, and sacred blue lily. It’s been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and anxiety reliever. However, due to its psychoactive properties, many people wonder if it’s legal and safe to use. Drinking tea is very popular in Chinese culture. Sharing tea amongst a group of friends is lovely to see as the banter can be half the fun. As they share some tea about what’s going on with their lives they also will be drinking more Tea!  Now the next spill of tea will be about the golden lotus shoe!