I was reading "Dharma Bums
", by Jack Kerouac in which Japhy mentions "The Book of Tea"
, and I discovered it is freely available on the web!
This morning, I, in a moment of compulsive reading, read the instructions on the packet of green tea I planned to brew. It said to boil the water, wait 5 minutes, then brew the tea for 1-2 minutes. Easy. I tried it. Now, to me, green tea is pretty good, if subtle, and enjoyable. This technique works well.
I still have not come to an appreciation for white tea. Tastes too weak for me.
And, the aged green tea I discussed in another post, the 2005 Dian Hong
organic tea well, I don't get the greatness of it just yet, even after brewing it several times. The best experience was when our fellow Zoobirder Carla Van Arnum brewed some. It was, in fact, very good. But, I'm cuncluding that brewing tea is a simple, yet complex procedure.
And, the Book of Tea makes many analogies between tea and aspects of life. Hope you enjoy reading it, perhaps along with me. And, please, if you have comments, post them here.