- Each beautiful moment always happened on the time without any studiously preparing. Just like the moment I love white tea and always remember the taste and flavor.
It is a rainy morning in March in 2007, we had a short wait outside the door for the host to invite us to visit their house in Fuding- the origin of Chinese white tea, light rain floated to us, it was cold in honest even it was spring time. We were guided to a tea table after entering , the host started preparing boiled water and cooled it to 80 degree, then poured the water to a very nice teapot with a few gram white peony tea. A light fragrance with the warm of the water influence on my sense. After the first infusion, we were served the first cup. Actually, I could not speak out which tea is good or bad , what is the flavor and taste like the master or connoisseurs did, for I was new to tea industry. So I did not expect too much on if it is good tea or what it can bring to me. I just tasted it. But suddenly I feel my shoulder stretch and relax, smell gently, taste smoothly, and feel warm. I know this beautiful moment called happiness, maybe because of the cold outside, people always be easy to feel happy while having food after a long time starving, waking up from the deep sleep after exhausted…But anyway, it was contributed by the cup of white tea. I can not hide my happiness to my companion and said: woo, a warm cup of white tea is full of happiness. They laughed and smiled. Then my leader said: okay, the white tea production line sales belong to you since now.
Nowadays, I have been in tea industry so many years, but I am still not an expect on teas, I am not sensitive with teas ( but sensitive with tea caffeine ）Sometimes, I tried to learn and remember each tea’s characteristic and tried to love the teas , so that I could join the tea talks among the tea connoisseurs, but I found it was so difficult to share anything from the learning. I feel sorry when people said to me:you must know the teas very well. I feel self-condemned when people said:What ? You are in tea industry, but you do not know the teas well. I distressed why I am always outside the tea door until I thought of the first cup of white tea. I loved and enjoyed it without any understanding and expectation, it happened on the freedom. It is okay that I do not know the teas very well, it is okay that I do not understand teaism , it is okay that I do not love many teas. I only need to enjoy it with a freedom heart.
Thanks for my first favorite cup of white tea , not only it is one beautiful moment, but also free me from the imperfect self.
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