Between the trees, scent of tea and beans waves in from the quiet japanese courtyard in a tranquil Taipei alley.
The sun beams through the papered window, under the aged wood flow of hot water brews dried tea leaf into stringency and earthy benevolence. The clear bitter brown twists an aftertaste in your mouth.
The old man presents you plated japanese confectionery on ceramic, honeyed cake, sweet grinded rice and sugared beans thickens the air and washes the bitterness.
Portioned sweetness and oolong sophistication, the afternoon delight.