Steeping | Lavender-Jasmine Green Tea


Here's a recipe for a new tea. 
Not too strong, not too weak. 

[If you are sensitive to caffeine, I wouldn't drink this tea after 3 PM]

I used [for 16 ounces pot of tea]: 

+ Cloud mist green tea (Yun Wu) 1tsp 
+ Jasmine 1/4 tsp 
+ Lavender 1/4 tsp 
+ Pu'er 1/4 tsp [to balance taste]
+ Some bay leaves 
+ Green peppercorns or whatever you have––optional
º Mix all 
º Empty mixed tea into infuser and into pot 
º Add water and bring to [just about to] boil [on medium heat]
º Serve and slowly enjoy. . . 
I am unable to describe the taste of this tea  

So let me offer you a poem 
by Kobayashi Issa: 

My old home: 
The face of the snail 
Is the face of Buddha 

Translated by R. H. Blyth 
[HaikuEd. Peter Washington. Everyman's Library, 2003. 20]

Jane A. Odartey


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