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Monday, 24 March 2014

Brown rice tea, No darkness

No darkness


 The sunset. 
The evening light slowly coming in.
A maple tree in the kitchen,
'Whamoki', a jasmine tree in the living room. 
Between the red maple tree and the green jasmine tree, 
a sip of brown rice tea 
full of sweet and mellow nutty flavour.
Clear and comfortable breathing, 
a sense of freedom
that spread all through the body.

No darkness in the head, 
no darkness in the forehead, 
no darkness in the eyes,
no darkness in the ears,
no darkness in the mouth,
no darkness in the chest, 
no darkness in the stomach.
There is no darkness anywhere in the body.

Body and mind are one. 

Won Kang, Lumière  2014

A handful of brown rice
2/3 of a large pot water


1. Wash the brown rice and drain it in a sieve for a while (to remove pesticides).
2. Over medium heat, stir it until it is a golden brown. 
3. Boil 2/3 of a large pot water vigorously. 
4. Remove the lid and boil for 5 mins.
5. Put a handful of brown rice in the pot and boil for 10 mins.
6. Turn off the heat. Put the lid on and steam for 10 mins. The end!

One line recipe

Put a spoonful of roasted brown rice directly in a mug and fully boiled water. Fin!
Still delicious & very simple! :-)

Do you know tea and water are different? 
Well, I did not know that. 
'Drinking tea as a substitute for water is what we should avoid', tea experts say. 
It is because tea does not supply fluids but dehydrates. Hmm...
However, tea made from grains such as brown rice, barley, corn etc. is an exception. 
Grain tea gives plenty of fluids just like water does. Oh, Yes!  
So a chat over a lovely cup of brown rice tea? :-)