Sunday, September 06, 2009

The philosophy of Ginseng Tieguanyin

I find this tea philosophical.

It is bland at the first sip and nothing striking in its taste. It takes a few second to realize that it has left the traces of sweetness unknowingly. And it lingers. Long after the tea has been consumed, one continues to savour the fragrance of the tea. What a joy and what a way to enjoy the tea.

The experience is so similar to the way some people are. They are unassuming at first. Only the passage of time can unravel the wonders and beauty in them. And when you do, the wonders linger too, like the fragrance of tea, light but tenacious.