My 'sense' of anticipation was great this morning as I opened the newly arrived package of Gu Zhu Zi Sun Zhejiang green tea from Norbu. A sample of this tea gave me one of my best tea experiences ever
when I first tried it a month ago, but between then and now, my beloved shiboridashi broke, and my first attempt at brewing the same tea in another vessel was slightly disappointing. My first attempt at reparing the shibo was not entirely successful--there was a slow leak--but I decided to try it this morning for the GZZS anyway, because it was a SLOW leak, and magic happened again.
So.....happy eyes, to see the shibo in use again, happy fingers, that like the feel of the edges as I pour it, happy lips, on the soft edges of my powerful Rock hagi, and happy nose & tongue, tasting the spring meadow of wildflowers again.