WORDS

7 Aug

Let’s take the subject matter of bibliomania off the table for one moment, as there are …. wait for it …… other things (gulp), to discuss.

Tea for instance.

Clarification is needed here lest some may think I‘ve not only gone to the edge but tripped over it: what most of us know about tea is derived from brewing something that is inside a bag. Real Tea, in its pure form, is tightly formed into cakes or bricks of varying shapes, sizes and compressions. When ready to drink, tea leaves are separated from the cake and infused in a tea-tong into, what tea experts refer to as, ‘a soup’. Or, one may simply drop the dry leaves into a pot until all the natural scent of the leaf has been released. Thus, arriving at the taste.

Some of the words, in the tea culture, used to describe the taste of teas are:

Buttery dustiness; SPICY, PEPPERY; meaty; NARCOTIC; caramel; LEATHERY-SWEET; wood-sap; LIGHT MUSHROOM; sweet straw;

tangy floral; intoxicating; jarring; bubbling to the top of consciousness; tobacco-sweet aroma; plumy scent; sweet grain; CITRIC TARTNESS.

I savor the depth of these words, and I love the language of the tea connoisseur.

Some good books on Tea are:

Probably more than you wanted to know.

Ok. All right then. Back to Book Reviews.

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