'Sweet Home Time' is a precious moment for myself
What its like to enjoy TeaPlays Tea Bonbons after a hard day at work
As I arrive at my home in a high-rise building after a whole day of work, it's already nearly 9 pm. This is the usual time. I throw myself onto my couch and look out of the window of my living-room: a starry sky is a luxury in a city like Shanghai; rather the city itself is lit up like a galaxy, with hundred and thousands of lights shining from the whole expanse. Mine is one of them, just as I am merely one person among the 24 million-strong population.
After having changed into my pajamas, I put on my favorite soundtrack of acoustic guitar and go into the kitchen to make a tea. I'm used to drinking a small cup of smooth ripe Puer after dinner back. After putting a pinch of tea inside my little tea pot, my eyes stop at the can of rose hips I bought a while ago.
The next minute I am by my table, enjoying my tea ceremony – the color of the liquid looks like a properly-aged porto wine, dark amber-red topped with a bit of 'fog,' which is a sign of exquisitely aged ripe Puer that nowadays are often either rare or too pricey. The sweet aroma of rose fills my nostrils; when taking a careful sip, the silky texture of Puer strikes as the first impression, smoother than a good cup of Assam black tea. It does taste bold, earthy and mellow, accompanied by the calming sweetness of the rose. The pleasant aftertaste of lingers at the back of the tongue with salivation.
Finally a moment for myself – why don't I deserve this self-indulgence after a day of hard work?
For everyone, there should be occasional moments of indulgence. The moment Tea Plays started developing the formula, I began calling this moment of my day the 'Sweet Home Time.'
Tags: From Siyi