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‘This is farewell present for you. We will open and drink together after a decade.’

My friend gave me a package of Pu-Erh tea, when I left Singapore. We promised.

Today is the day after a decade.


Yogis believe the words we said become true.

Japanese believe once words are pronounced, they get sprit.

I moved back to Singapore.


One day we get together, open and drink this tea.

Boil water. Warm tiny cups. Wait with smiling each other.

Good taste takes time to come out. Maybe a decade.


My friend let me hold a bag and cheerfully said ‘You like this!’

That was Chrusanthemum tea from Kuala Lumpur.


Finished all the work of the day

Pour boiling water in Gaipei-Chinese tea cup.

Pour water out.

Place small buds and a few chips of rock sugar.

Pour hot water over.

Bring it to my favorate sofa.

White flowers flows up and start blooming.

Hold the cup on a palm. Slide the cover a bit.

Flowery smell rise up from the narrow gap.

Sip a bit a time.


Cool down my body and mind.

Yes. She is right.

In the hottest season afteroon, I come home, turn the air-con on.

When the room get cool down, I prepare Gao-shan tea. It is Wu long cha, comes from mountain area in southern Taiwan. Tea leaf looks like tiny ball. When it meets with 80 degree water, it blooms into green leaf, extending pure fregrance.

With toy-like tiny pot, I make tea like ritural. With toy-like tiny cup, I drink up one cup in one sip. Smooth tea running down though the throat. Feel tea fregrance in exhale.

Make tea again. Then one more sip. Exhale.

Make tea again. Then one more sip. Exhale.


Thirst and hotness walk away. In cool shade everything is quiet and calm.

In the evening I have a cup of roasted tea. Release the things happend in that day.


Houji-cha is raosted Japanese green tea, contains  few caffein. I can drink after sunset.

Put tea leaves in small pot. Pour boiling water. wait 5 breath. Pour in the cups until the last drop. Be able to make second flush, which no need to wait.


Pu-Erh tea.

It is fermented Chinese green tea, containing  few caffeine, preventing assimilation of fat.

Pour boiling water on tiny pot. Place tea leaves. Pour boiling water in. Place the cover. Pour again over the pot. Pour first flush in the cup for let cup warm. Pour boiling water in the pot. Place the cover. Pour over the pot again. Throw the first flush from the cup. Pour the first tea in the cup. Tea can be made 5-6 times. The more make, the longer waiting time is.


In my palms, there is a cup of hot tea.  After every sips, take slow exhales with undoing the knots in my mind.

Today is finishing. Tomorrow is another day. No worries for now.

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