food as art – teaPosted: September 9, 2012
Rich and earthy, Hubei tea drinks well. Graced with a brick of tea as a gift, I cannot bear to consume it, shaving it down bit by bit until nothing remains.
Instead I keep it imagining caravans crossing deserts and mountain passes. A time when bricks of tea stood in lieu of gold. I savor the aroma, a hidden treasure symbolic of days long since gone.