You guys know what I want to do too well. It not quite midnight, and balling my eyes out after reading your sweet posts...
Thanks to Geekgirlunveiled for this delicious sample of Serenity Art Da Hong Pao
. A real treat, Geekgirl, thanks! Thanks also for all the help with monitor calibration and other photo-tech-geek stuff. Not just a great photographette, but a good teabuddy as well … and now mother to our mascot.
While arranging these toys for the picture, I noticed the Chinese meditation balls. You can’t see it in the photo, but it looks for all the world like one has the image of a bird and one has a dragon
. If you managed to stay awake for it you may remember Wednesday's interminable and tedious posts about Hou-ou/Feng Huang/Fushichou/Phoenix birds. Well, the dragon and the phoenix are opposites
“ the two are portrayed either as mortal enemies or as blissful lovers.
When shown together, the two symbolize both conflict and wedded bliss.”
… and here they are together on these two balls that I found in an empty lot by the side of the road last year! Small world.
After the heavenly Da Hong Pao
, I felt confident enough to make you know what
for supper, and brewed up a cup of Swede’s famous Hot Dog Water Tea
. I used a sheng puerh that was not the favorite in our recent Puershop Sample Kit Yasting sessions.
You know, … it was...mmm
… not that bad. Smooth, full feeling in the mouth, a little oily on the lips, and --yes-- an aftertaste, huigan
, as they say. It was the aftertaste that made me think maybe I should follow majority opinion more often, but I went for a second infusion anyway. The slimy water really cuts the astringent puerh. Chinese people seem often to say that puerh helps you digest fats and should be drunk with a fat-laden dim sum meal. And I suspect the hot dog water tastes loads better than the rancid yak butter favored in tea by Tibetans. Did anyone know that there is actually a musical group called Rancid Yak Butter Tea
Gotta love it. Happy Friday.