圓融諸味 Harmonizing Various Flavors

圓融諸味   林鈺堂 簡繁轉換 - 繁體

 

 

以前想到不要為名義所拘
泡茶不一定一次只能一種
就開始喝「無拘」茶
將數種好茶葉混於一壺
而得以品嚐變換不定的茶味

在這樣的探索中
漸漸領悟調配的道理
生茶太澀 熟茶缺乏朝氣
桂花茶過香 菊花茶恐寒涼
也有茶甚甜 茶甚苦
若相輔相成地混合
則可得其特性而不患其敝
呈現爽口清神的圓融茶味

廣而言之
飲食之道 亦復如是

做人處世 若能不執一偏
隨緣善加圓融調配
相信也能轉化出人生之美味吧

                     二一四年九月八日
                       中秋月圓之佳節
                     養和齋   於加州


 

Harmonizing Various Flavors

 

Yutang Lin

 

 

A few years ago I thought of not to be bound by names
It is not necessary to brew tea only one kind at a time
So I started to drink "boundless" tea
Mixing several kinds of good tea leaves into one pot
And thereby became able to taste varying tea flavors from time to time

Through such exploration
Gradually comprehended the "Tao" of mixing varieties
Green tea too sharp        Fermented ones lack freshness
Sweet osmanthus too fragrant    
Chrysanthemum maybe inadequate for weak body
Some teas are over-sweet        some are surely bitter
If we mix the opposite kinds to balance each other
Then we may retain their special characteristics without feeling too much
And resulting in a harmonized tea flavor that is tasty and refreshing

Generally speaking
The fine art of preparing foods and drinks
  is also similar to this

Living in the world as a person
If one could refrain from grasping to one-sided prejudices
But instead making use of available conditions to mix and harmonize
Then, I believe, one will be able to transform the given
To yield delicate flavors of life

 

Written in Chinese and translated on September 8, 2014
Chinese Full-moon Festival
El Cerrito, California