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Origin myths

In 2737 B.C.E the legendary Emperor of China and inventor of agriculture and Chinese medicine was drinking a bowl of boiling water some time around 2737 BC when a few leaves were blown from a nearby tree into his water, changing the color. The emperor took a sip of the brew and was pleasantly surprised by its flavor and restorative properties.


Tea Haikus


"The Accident"

Leaves fall in my cup

Turns the water golden-brown

Sip...Taste...Savor...its Tea!

-Douglas Gaston IV



Black, Green, Brown, or White

Elixer that calms our lives

Spiritual tea.

-Douglas Gaston IV



Set Up

Using bellows, thimble lenses, macro lenses, a Nikon D300, and using diffused light from FIber Optics, I was able to capture both whole leaves and close ups.


Brought to you by:

Douglas Gaston IV

Rochester Institute of Technology


Michael Peres; mrppph@rit.edu