Monday September 25, 2017 | 2 comments
I used a small clay teapot suitable for two cups of tea.
Pour in hot water to warm the vessel. After a few minutes, drain, then add one teaspoon of Nepal Black Tea from David’s Tea, pouring near boiling water over the leaves in the teapot. Infuse for 4-7 minutes.
This tea is very distinctive in appearance, aroma, and taste, and comes from a similar growing area to Darjeeling. To my delight, when pouring the Nepal Black Tea into my cup, I was greeted with a deep amber liquor boasting a rich, creamy aroma and subtly sweet flavors. Tibetan Prayer flags gently dance in the wind with each sip I take, bringing to mind a Tibetan Prayer:
“The Hook of Divine Substance”by Mipham Rinpoche
…Shining brightly like the sun,Glowing vividly like the moon,Sparkling lucidly like the stars,Gathering thickly like mist,Merging and flowing like a river,And showering down upon us like rain!Let the spirit of abundance be summoned!Let the spirit of abundance be gathered!Let the spirit of abundance be brought forth!…
This is a mere excerpt pulled from the 72-line prayer. Legend says that if you recite the entire prayer 108 times, abundance is yours. Nevertheless, I send my hearty blessings to everyone.
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