Mountain Phoenix Oolong from Teavana
I have a small yixing from Adagio I have reserved for Taiwanese Oolongs like Ti Guan Yin or Dong Ding. I think this oolong is a tad too dark for brewing in this pot, but I figured I’d chance it because it’s a pretty fruity/floral tasting oolong and will probably not be screwed up in this pot. I was right.
My second morning in a row getting up and rushing to the desk to chase the words. I listened to Schubert as a spring rain drizzles outside. I hear the drops hit the air conditioner and I am thinking I have lost track of time. I forget that summer is coming. It feels like the seasons have become random. I have no memories of winter this year. I am surprised when I see the trees are green. I am surprised to see sunshine and I am surprised when it is chilly or I am surprised when I sweat against my backpack like I did yesterday. I suppose part of this is the mindfulness practice I am working out in my life. I try to approach each day free of preconceptions and suddenly the world manages to surprise me.
The words were full of rage this morning. I am trying to create a safe harbor in this area of my apartment I have dedicated for writing. I want these words to feel safe enough to come. I close my morning practice with this entry and another pot of tea.