Hearing and seeing your baby laugh for the first time.
But a pure moment doesn't necessarily have to be a momentous or grand occasion. They can be simple things too, like reading a beautifully written sentence, or hearing a song that gives you goosebumps, or noticing the first tiny tomatoes on your first attempt of a vegetable garden (which has turned into a jungle, by the way).
The muse for such ponderings? Assam Hazelbank, from Whittard of Chelsea. I think I'm on something like Day 5 of complete obsession.
Smooth, full bodied, not a trace of bitterness. Even after steeping way too long, it simply gets stronger, not soapy as some teas can become. The word that keeps popping in my mind whenever I take a sip is, "Pure." And so... every day, I fill my tea cup again and again with these pure leaves. I can't stop. And, frankly, I don't want to.