Friday, October 19, 2007

More of Chinese tea quotes

"Kissing is like drinking tea through a tea-strainer; you’re always thirsty afterwards."
Chinese saying

"So I must rise at early dawn, as busy as can be, to get my daily labor done, and pluck the leafy tea."
Le Yih
Ballad of the Tea Pickers
Early Ch’ing Dynasty, 1644

"I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea."
Lu t'ung

"The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain."
Lu Yu (d. 804)
Chinese sage, hermit

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