For the month of December, I am participating in Gwen Bell’s The Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. The challenge is to respond to a daily writing/photo prompt that reflects on this past year. Oh, and if you want to join me I would love to hear your stories and memories, leave a comment or a link to your site.
12/16: Tea of the year.
A small tea pot steeps less than a teaspoon of jasmine phoenix pearls rolled into tight little circles. The young green tea leaves are rolled by hand into pellets and layered between jasmine flowers. They unfurl in hot water.
I pour warm water in a short cup while the tea steeps. After a minute or two, I empty the water into the sink. I remove the tea basket from the tea pot and fill the cup half-way to the top. A few dribbles of raw honey sweetens the floral scented leaves.
Pour and repeat.