Monday, November 15, 2010
Enjoying My Tea
Today's tea; Gingko's Yunnan Golden Buds.
There will not be a fancy review, but I will spill some thoughts onto this page.
When reviewing tea, I focus on the tea. I focus on all the aspects of the aroma, appearance, color, history, brewing technique, flavors, textures, and anything else that gives a specific tea it's attributes. There is also the process of writing about the tea, and attempting to take decent photos to represent the tea as realistically as possible.
Today, I decided to do something different.
I decided to focus on nothing.
I sat back, relaxed, and sipped the tea.
Sometimes this represents even more aspects of a tea. The feeling of the warm brew as it travels down into your inner core and the warmth that it brings are feelings that are missed when one's mind is too focused.
A few sips into my session, there was knocking on the door of my humble dorm room. I said, in a friendly tone, to come on in.
One of the hall residents sat down. I gave him a cup, which he gladly took, and we talked.
I would have missed out on so much if I would have had a solitary session.
Tea opens one's eyes to so much if it is given the chance.
Enjoy your tea, my friends.