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I think eagerly of those tightly curled tiny leaves unfolding in the stimulus of hot bubbling water, soon to give their aromatic refreshing liquor to my waiting cup. This too was China's gift to me, along with the Ch'an tenets and that precious, all-too-short text, Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu.

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 3: China, Japan, Tibet > # 9

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