It makes me always smirk the idea that many of my coetaneous have of brewing tea: old, obsolete, a dead tradition; the best you can hear is that some of them enjoy it cold, on a hot sunny day at the beach- which is not bad, but is not “really” sipping tea.
Just think about all the action everyone has to do for drinking a cup of tea: you boil the water and wait for the kettle to “sing”; then you choose the leaves you want- no teabags, of course – and put it into the water; you wait again and then you finally pour it in your cup, sit and enjoy.
Can you see it?
It’s all about TIME.
It’s about you, taking meticulousy care of something with beating but slow times.
It’s about meditation. It’s the impression of feeling safe, it’s the sensation of home and heart .
When you drink tea you should try to get aware of what are you really doing; you should become conscious of all those wars and rebellions that tea has fight for or against colonial power and finally understand its role throught modernity.
When you catch this, who needs movies anymore? 😉