Thursday, December 23, 2010

World in the teapot

Tea that helps our head and heart.
Tea medicates most every part.
Tea rejuvenates the very old.
Tea warms the hands of those who're cold.

"When the water looks like fishes' eyes and gives off but the hint of a sound it has reached the first stage. When it chatters like a spring bubbling with pearls strung together, it has reached the second stage. When it leaps like majestic waves resounding with their thunder, the water is at its peak. To heat it longer, the water will boil itself out; do not use it."--- Lu Yu, Chinese scholar, 8th century, Photo: Manjit Thakur

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