16 August 2012

First Up

Sometimes, tea is just tea. I don't mean to diminish its existence or enjoyment, but instead of laboring over its relationship to my conjured childhood memories that are interesting to approximately three other people, it's good to simply drink it. And tell you to do the same.

This Darjeeling First Flush is from the Thurbo Estate, and you can find it from the lovely Camellia Sinensis- along with a slew of other Darjeelings. First Flush has such a clear floral note over its characteristic subtle spiciness; it's become one of my favorite ways to open the day.

"Tea is nought but this: 
first you heat the water, then you make the tea. 
Then you drink it properly. That is all you need to know."

-Sen Rikyu


Nick Herman said...

If I lived in NYC, I would check out this place: http://www.themandarinstearoom.com/

Anonymous said...

So it's a proper drink of tea, not a proper cup