Sunday, March 01, 2009

Haibun - Blue Spring Oolong

Blue Spring Oolong

The tea has travelled from the Fujian province of winding

mountain streams with gentle breezes at 3000 feet. The
leaves, slightly fermented, are shaped by hand with liquorice
sugar into pebbles resembling unpolished lapis lazuli. As the
oolong steeps, the deepening amber emits a delicate aroma,
spreading a light, unexpected sweetness onto the tongue.

sky blue sky
through the leaves