The very small packets on the top part of the picture are one serving teas, vacuum packed to preserve freshness. The rest is regular bulk leaf teas, some I could recognize as green tea, some sliver top (white tea from the mountains in Yun Nan province), some generic flower tea (jasmine), most I have no idea at all. My kitchen was filled with the wonderful fragrance of tea leaves.
In this picture below, the one in the upper right is jasmine, you can see the little white specks among the tea leaves, which are dried flower petals. The bag in the lower left has silver top tea.
A tea pot to go with it all. This is a Yi Xing purple clay pot, from Yi Xing county in An Hui province. Over the years of usage, the clay would retain the flavor from the tea, and the surface of the tea pot would become smooth and polished from daily handling. The color of the clay will hide the tea stain, so all you need to do is to toss out the tea leaves and rinse the pot, no scrubbing. They age gracefully.
Last but not least, a rose from my garden. I love roses, so when we moved into this house my beloved had this rose bush planted right outside of our dining room window and I can see it from the kitchen. He knows I won't go out of my ways to visit the rose in the backyard.