God’s Love — Scented Tea
There was a complete change in the flat water after several rosebuds being added to it. I saw the rosebuds were dancing in the water and that they finally stopped on the top stage of the water. The clear water was tinted with light pink gradually. Meanwhile, the steam with faint scent rose slowly and dissipated in the air eventually. …
I am usually crazy about drinking scented tea. In my caddy, there are rosebuds, jasmine, chamomile, honeysuckle, and so on. I will make scented tea with them according to my mood and my condition of health. I often drink rosebud and jujube tea. The efficacy of the rosebuds is expelling toxins and making us have a good complexion; the efficacy of the jujubes is nourishing blood and supplementing the vital energy. This combination can replenish Qi, promote blood circulation and keep skin moist. In addition, there is also chamomile and medlar tea. The chamomile has an effect of dispersing the wind-heat, calming the liver and improving eyesight; the medlar is a kind of commonly used traditional Chinese medicine for strengthening liver and kidneys. If I watch the computer screen for a long time, my eyes will be dry, swollen and painful. Then I will have a cup of chamomile and medlar tea to recover myself. Sometimes, I also drink a little honeysuckle and licorice tea. The sweetness of licorice mingling with the perfume of honeysuckle, after I have a drink and taste, there seems to remain a little faint sweetness in my throat. I like its perfume and sweetness, but I restrain myself from drinking it much. Because I often feel cold and both the licorice and honeysuckle have a distinct effect of clearing heat, removing toxins and purging fire. It will be bad for my health if I drink much. Besides, there are other various kinds of scented tea, such as jasmine and barley tea, lavender and lemon tea, chrysanthemum and mint tea, sanchi and hawthorn tea, and so on. They have different colors, shapes and tastes. If we mix them right, they will bring us surprising efficacy for health preserving.
In fact, the history of scented tea dates back to the Ming Dynasty, and people started to drink it since then. It is good for our health to drink scented tea frequently. It not only makes us beautiful, but also is much helpful for some disease prevention and treatment. Some of the veteran traditional Chinese doctors provide right scented tea for the crowds with different constitutions and advise them to drink it for a long time. I was once busy with work for some time, which resulted in the liver-fire, so I felt giddy and nauseous, even could not fall asleep in the night and became irascible. A traditional Chinese doctor suggested that I should drink a kind of tea, which contains self-heal, folia mori and white chamomile. It really had an effect on me after I had drunk it for some time.
After being fond of scented tea, I often thought: These flowers and plants created by God seem to be unremarkable, but they are of great value. Furthermore, I saw that God’s words say: “Among all things, whether it is animals, plants, or all kinds of grass, God also created some plants that are necessary to resolve harm or illness to the human body. … There are plants that improve blood circulation to remove stagnation, relieve pain, stanch bleeding, provide anesthesia, help people recover normal skin, eliminate blood stasis in the body, and eliminate toxins from the body. In short, they can all be used in daily life. They are of use to people and have been prepared by God for the human body in case of need. … In short, these things are all from God and were prepared and planted when He created a living environment for mankind. All of these things are very necessary” (“God Himself, the Unique VIII”).
Trying to figure out this passage carefully, I could understand: When God created these flowers and plants, He gave them beautiful exteriors in order that we can appreciate them. What’s more, He endowed them with unique efficacy and missions and let them serve us mankind and treat our various indispositions. Moreover, which kind of plant can treat what kind of illness has been long since decided upon by God. He has already prepared for us both all kinds of food which are needed for our life and various kinds of flowers and plants that are needed for our body in abundance. He arranged meticulously all these things so as to allow us to live healthily.
I made a cup of scented tea once again and saw the steam drifting. The reason why I like these flowers and plants is not only because of their own characters, but also because of my having experienced God’s love. This love is not only that the Creator supplies the created beings, but also that God fosters us just like a mother brings up her child. He cares for us in every aspect. At this moment, I can’t help producing a feeling of attachment to God within.
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