Tea of the Day: Imperial Mao Feng by Sipping Streams
Description: This green tea is grown at 700 meters above sea level. Premium Mao Feng Green Tea is plucked when the leaves are at a very young stage with only a bud and a single unfolding leaf. It is dried in stack after picking. This tea has a sweet magnolia-like fragrance. When infused in hot water this tea produces a clear liquid with a lightly sweet taste and a fresh floral fragrance
Dry tea smells light sweet and flowery with a hint of something stronger
Liquor is very light in color, a pale pale yellow green
Steeped tea is light and floral in flavor and scent. Adding sugar just makes the floral taste stronger
Thinking about time so throughly yesterday had an interesting effect…
…It made me restless.
I did not expect this when I let my mind run away across all the possiblities of time and how it might not even be a real thing, but even after I finished my writing, the intricate nuances of time were on my mind, all with the all-too-familiar wondering if I am spending my time wisely, and then the musings of what I would do with time if I coule manipulate it
So, today, a message of peace
Not a larger peace, though the world surely needs it, but peace inside yourself.
I am giving myself permission to let go of the things I cannot change or control, and invite each of you to do the same
I have found a lot things that help with that, walking, doing yoga, taking picutures of the beatiful things I see (and to hell with who might be thinking me strange for that!), drinking tea one small sip at a time, and coloring mandalas.
To perhaps help you find some peace today, I’m sharing photos of a couple of my favorite of the mandalas that I have colored
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, a definiton: