Tea of the Day: Dragon Well by Sipping Streams
Description: This green tea comes from the West Lake Region of the city of Hangzhou. These flat leaves are harvested in early spring when the leaves are full of aroma and have a silvery shine. These leaves produce a soothing and refreshing jade colored liquid full of freshness. Semi-sweet in taste and orchid-like in smell, Lung Ching is one of the most famous green tea in China.
Dry tea smells light and sweet, almost chocolaty
Liquor is a very pale gold, almost entirely clear
Tea is light and sweet with a slight spice in the aftertaste.
Adding sugar brings a slight chocolaty tone to the tea
Tea Rating: 4/5
As human beings, we are quite concerned with time, perhaps overly so.
We treat this abstract concept like it is a physical commidity, a thing that we can hold and control
It’s in the phrases we use to talk about time: “time managment”, “wasting time”, “out of time”, and so on and so forth
Most of us see time as being an established fact, and linear on top of that
But the only surety that we have that time exists at all is that things change. We grow up and grow old. Seashores erode away, and so on and so forth
As a matter of fact, noted physicst Jullian Barbour puts forth that what we percieve as “time” is actually just change, such that if nothing ever changed, time would stop. Perhaps that’s where the idea of an eternity in the afterlife comes from: in a place where nothing ever changes, time would not occur
Even if we do insist that time exists, it still is not a solid thing
How exact are you memories? Can you say for certain that they haven’t changed a little with distance from that instant? Most people can’t even remember anything of their lives before the age of two or three, did time not exist before you could remember it?
And what about the future? I can say with certainty that when I started at 17 my ideas of what life as a woman of 25 would be like were quite different from the reality of things. One can never really know how profoundly even the smallest choices can effect our future
It would be interesting to be like a Time Lord, or a timewalking witch, and step out of time, to really see how to moves and flows, and just how fragile it really is
“Autumn stars shine through gaps in the wall…. [H]e… brews midnight tea by the stove’s ruddy light.” ~From a traditional Taoist song, quoted in John Eaton Calthorpe Blofeld, The Chinese Art of Tea