Every day is spent tolerating and waiting. With a sip of tea, I’d rather stay calm, spending it generously. Throughout the struggle for achievement, it’s spent tolerating and waiting. With a sip of tea, I will respect my conscious, winning my race magnanimously. Love, it’s either spent tolerating or waiting. With a sip of tea, I will purify my heart, to love genuinely. Life, is either spent tolerating or waiting. With a sip of tea, I will put all my heart, into living simply, virtuously.
(I’m sorry I really don’t know how to incorporate the parallelism…someone please correct me. also idk how to put all of “从容”’s connotations into one English word, I searched it up everywhere but nothing works.)
Hot tea is hurtful; sweet tea is good; ginger tea cures dysentery. Tea after meals helps digestion. Don’t drink it on an empty stomach: you’ll get antsy. Afternoon tea perks up your spirits, but at night time it might cause insomnia. Don’t drink tea kept throughout the night, it damages the spleen. Too much is associated with weight loss. Drink it warm, the fragrance ignites vigor.
(cringe…shh I’m still practicing. What is “胃” in English? I straight up skipped it. Yes I searched it up but “stomach” can’t possibly cover it. )
Background info (some I had to search up XD): The older pu ‘er tea is, the more expensive it is (or should be. but not necessarily b/c corrupt markets and whatnot) because it ferments on its own through contact with the air, making it healthier for you. Tieguanyin’s (type of oolong tea) initial taste is rich, fresh, but the aftertaste is sort of fruity. Da hong pao is a type of oolong tea that is heavily oxidized and grown only in the Wuyi mountains, passed down for centuries. Yinzheng tea is a type of white tea associated with being the king of teas.
Translation- Pu’er tea: know yourself clearly, women emanating their own peculiar personalities are the most beautiful; Tieguanyin: find your inner balance, be the most authentic version of you; Wei yi Da hong Pao: surpass the fleeting trends, be a woman of sense; Yinzheng: occasionally, spring up a little romance and affection.
Life is like a cup of tea. The first sip is bitter, the second sharp, the third sweet. Looking back, it is all but a sweet and subtle fragrance. Simplicity is its nature, but the trials are bitter, and the gifts are sweet.