Sunday, January 14, 2007

Lola Koundakjian: Three cups of Heaven

It was John who mentioned it first:
"I've discovered Saffron Tea", he said.
And was quite determined that it should be "subtle".

"Tea is black", he added, "just as wine is red."
I couldn't agree more.

Patty came in with a care package with IRAN stamped all over it:
bags of prepared Saffron tea, 250 grams of Isfahani Mirzapore exported
directly from EEEERAAAAN, green cardamom barely dried, and a package of Saffron
you can't buy this side of the Atlantic.

Saffron, the other gold.

I poured the water in the pot, added the tea, the pods and the magic powder,
and drank three heavenly cups.

January 6, 2007
Copyright Lola Koundakjian


Shushan said...

I can feel how much you enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

I love it,I really do. And I am happy to read it especially after having the tea.