Most of us on the East Coast have found ourselves snowed in this winter. It seems as if we are experiencing the one on one off effect. One day debilitating snow, then the next the rays of sun appear as if spring is on the way.
It’s hard to prepare in this a situation, as one never knows how to arrange the daily plan.
I decided, after several days of this that I needed to do something different to address the cabin fever I was feeling.
I chose a tea, Jalam Teas, Jing Mai and brought out a yixing tea set I had never used for this treat.
As part of my plan, stay indoors and catch-up on reading, I pulled out a book that was recommended by Tony Geebly, titled Puer Tea Ancient Caravans and Urban Chic written by Jinghong Zhang, a fitting match for my tea experience.
The tea brewed up perfectly, and because I am not very good at the 30second steep as yet, this tea set made it very doable.
The earthy sweetness of the pu-erh satisfied my cabin fever and served as a reminder that the smell of Spring’s sweet earth and budding blossoms are never too far away.
I curl up and read for a few hours then drift off to sleep, I am awakened by the sounds of the television, CNN, Anthony Bourdain, Parts Unknown, is featuring Anthony in Myanmar.
The segment is filled with tea, and highlights many tea shops in this changing city. There is also a mention of Laphet Thote “Tea You Can Eat” and a short overview of the ingredients.
As those of you who know me probably figure that I will be attempting to try this very soon.
Sending well wishes to all my tea friends who are experiencing this winters effects, let me know what tea you have chosen to drink during these cold, dismay, beautiful days.
To those of you who are enjoying Summer, so be it.