Wednesday, April 12, 2006
The hostess is preparing the black tea in a special way. All the foreigners are looking on with interest. Joe translates and explains what is going on. They watch as the hostess carefully pours hot water over all the cups, then rinses the tea. She strains the tea into the small pitcher, then pours it into the small cups. The humans must smell the tea, then sip it three times. The get used to the temperature, then let their taste buds savour the flavor, and finish the cup with full enjoyment. The cups are just too tiny for me! My tongue doesn't fit! After all, I am just a little dog!