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心中茶 My Cup of Tea

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文 By: 蕭慧娟 Camellia Siow

喝茶,除了用嘴巴,原來還可以用身體、大腦、和心胸來喝,真是始料不及。

一把瓷洋筒,三五個細把茶杯。放茶注水,一下子茶香滿屋。這境況,住過半磚牆木板新村屋的,最是魂牽夢縈。

這些年,講究些,小杯小壺的,茶器爐火樣樣全,茶喝得稱心了,也順了時興潮流,茶盡其泡,物盡其用,舉止盡其簡約,脫胎如綠色環保主義另類。

低首喝茶經年,到底乏了些。

春雨綿綿,想煞那西湖邊上梅家塢的嫩龍井。

天心月明的中秋,老記掛那安溪山上的鮮觀音。

常年是夏,一雨成秋的熱帶半島,非得翻箱倒櫃將忘年老茶塵封奉上,不足於祛熱、為眾口鎮邪,為一己安心寧神。

有幸心至履及,也費事備器上山,就隻眼睛看看,也就等於喝著了,照樣渾身舒暢,滿懷茶韻。

如果出不了國門,茶山會來訊:呀!茶冒芽了,開採了,製成了。這次第,只好有請耳朵先喝茶了。

(修訂自2001年4月1日,南洋商報<看茶之旅>)



The enjoyment of tea is not limited to mouth – our body and brain and mind can also savour the taste of a cup of tea.

Place three to five cups alongside the porcelain pot on the table. Insert tea leaves and pour in hot water, the tea's aroma would fill up the house within seconds. If we had once lived in half-wooden half-brick house in a village, that is the vividest memory we are craving and longing for.

Into the modern age, if we are meticulous we would perhaps make do with small pot and cups alongside tiny stove. We still enjoy the tea nevertheless – while we ride on the latest trend to take the best out of our tea and utensils. A thrifty and modest attitude of tea enjoyment, ours is indeed the alternative version of environmentalism.

Years-long enjoyment of tea is not as if something is lost.

As the spring rain showers, we miss the Long Jing young sprouts in Meijiawu tea village in West Lake.

As the moon shines over the night sky during Mid Autumn, what lingers in our mind is the fresh Guan Yin tea leaves in Anxi Mountain.

It's summer throughout the year here in our tropical peninsula, with autumn-like weather alternating after rain. I cannot but to rummage my cabinet for some old tea bags – of which the tea brewed is still insufficient to drive away summer heat and soothe our mind.

Fortunately, we went uphill after tedious preparation – believe it or not, our eye-witnessing was as comfortable as drinking. With the tea's aroma lingering around, still. If I can't join the overseas tea trip, my tea-lover friends would send out messages from tea farm – the sprouts are growing; it is.
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