I live very close to Maokong, a tiny suburb famous for its tea and right on the mountainous edge of Taipei. Together with some friends I took the gondola dangling over jungle-y slopes, found a tea house and watched a quick demonstration in how to drink tea. I jotted down some notes + tea critter demonstrations so as not to forget and to share with you.
Drinking tea in this focussed, careful way has a timeless quality to it that seems to gently erase stress and worries. Anywhere really, but especially if brewed and sipped on the balcony of a mountain tea house overlooking the whole of Taipei, with sunshine slowly shifting to a twinkling evening. I will miss living by these mountains, even if they are home to huge spiders (they seem to like Maokong a lot though, brr).
Have a good weekend! May it be restful or exciting or both and include some good tea.