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Saturday Jan. 1, 2011
1st Steep of the Day and 1st of the Year.
Wanted to Start the Year with a Little Spice.
So I went with the Strauss Apple Cinnamon.
The Dry Sachet Smells like a Warm piece of Apple Pie.
When Steeped for 5 min with 205’ Water the Fragrance gets stronger.
And on 1st Draw you might want to wipe off any PIE Crumbs you dropped.
The Nectar is Golden Brown, and the Right Mix of Apple Cinnmon.
They must have proof tested this Tea at a Pie Bakery.
Very good choice.
Keep on Steepin.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Check out this Audio Book. Great Listening
http://librivox.org/the-book-of-tea-by-okakura-kakuzo/
The Book of Tea Okakura Kakuzo

The Book of Tea was written by Okakura Kakuzo in the early 20th century. It was first published in 1906, and has since been republished many times. – In the book, Kakuzo introduces the term Teaism and how Tea has affected nearly every aspect of Japanese culture, thought, and life. The book is noted to be accessibile to Western audiences because though Kakuzo was born and raised Japanese, he was trained from a young age to speak English; and would speak it all his life, becoming proficient at communicating his thoughts in the Western Mind. In his book he elucidates such topics as Zen and Taoism, but also the secular aspects of Tea and Japanese life. The book emphasises how Teaism taught the Japanese many things; most importantly, simplicity. Kakuzo argues that this tea-induced simplicity affected art and architecture, and he was a long-time student of the visual arts. He ends the book with a chapter on Tea Masters, and spends some time talking about Sen no Rikyu and his contribution to the Japanese Tea Ceremony.
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