Tea is a beverage.
Tea is a medicine.
In the abundant wild tea fields that line the misty mountain valleys of Jiri Mountains this time of year, tea flourishes. While in season, the bright youthful exuberance of tea is abound.
It hides in all foods, adding flavour, giving it energy. Its fresh, sweet, green tasty leaves hide on beefy steaks, amongst leafy salads, and atop of ones simple, store bought instant noodles.
It's almost mind boggling how much tea can be seen around town. Its uses seem as endless as its abundance.
When injuries occur in the seclusion of the mountain valley tea is used to heal. Tea heals both mind and body.
One witnessed its medicinal use. A scratched arm in the tea fields, a burned arm on the hot cauldron used for heat treating the tea, tea sooths all ailments as fresh young leaves are pounded into a paste and then hastily applied to the wound.
Tea is tea.
Using tea only for a beverage restricts tea, restricting ones mind.
How do you use tea?