Bab’s Recipe for White Tea

As for your drink, focus your vision and at the beginning of each day take in your hands, by the might of God and His power, a portion of kundur (frankincense) and qarnaful (cloves) with an equal amount of pure sugar.  Drink a cup of water in which the white leaf from China has been boiled, for drinking it refines the (human) constitution, draws out moisture, and closes the paths of allusions.  The one who drinks it is revivified by meeting the people of reality and in it are benefits that cannot be recounted for those who openly bear witness to the path of the bayān.  If you want more than one cup, then drink another, for verily God loves singularity under all conditions.  If you like, drink it with milk if you are not cold.  That is God’s ruling regarding what you should drink an hour after the rising of the sun.  Do not drink more than what I have commanded you (to drink) or anything after it except delectable sweets, for they are permitted for you under all conditions.  Busy yourself as God has ordained.

The Bab, Sahifa bayn al-haramayn (Scripture between the Two Sanctuaries), Muharram 1261/ mid‑January 1845, during his pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina.

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31 Responses to Bab’s Recipe for White Tea

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  4. Necati Alkan says:

    Hi Will! Thanks a lot for the precious translations!

  5. Sonia says:

    Hi,
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  6. BillB says:

    Thanks for your comments on white tea. The benefits of teas are enormous. I lived in Japan for 2 years and drank
    "Ocha" or green tea….it was superb..every morning instead of coffee and we wonder why the Japanese don't have that many cardio issues or heart disease…hmmmm green tea and sashimi…. what a combo…
    Cha Verde Emagrece

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    I prefer green tea though but thanks for the article.

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  10. Joshua says:

    I make the tea every morning and it is quite delicious.

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  18. Paul Hanley says:

    what are the frankincense and cloves and sugar for, and what do you do with them?

  19. Sarah says:

    What forms would these things have taken? Especially the frankincense? Would it have been a powder? Same goes for the cloves. Thanks for the post!

  20. Farhan Yazdani says:

    Paul and Sarah, I have been exploring the same questions. Frankincense is obtained as a resin from the tree. It can be bought as such on Amazon and ground with a pestle and mortar. The clove can be ground with it. You can also buy powdered frankincense in 400mg capsules. An equal amount of sugar is to be mixed or ground with this powder. Do we then take some of this as a powder? Do we mix it in the white tea? Usually it is advised not to boil the tea leaves but to put them in water at about 80 degrees Celsius so as to preserve the benefits, but here we are advised to boil the leaves.

  21. Samsung Kies says:

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  22. George says:

    Wonderful. Now … where to find frankincense and pure sugar.

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