C'est l'occasion de réaliser des Chaxi inspirés de cette fête universelle pour faire plaisir aux autres (et à soi!). C'est ce que je fis dimanche pour mes amis Taiwanais. J'utilisai un calendrier de l'Avent en quilt (fait par ma mère...Show More Summary
I was reading an interesting report in the World Tea News about the various studies that are currently being conducted to further document the health benefits of tea. Dr. Jeff Blumberg has been heading up the International Scientific...Show More Summary
just one cherry tree remains at the defence of Sakuramon -Sakuramon, Osaka-jo
It may sound a bit hokey, but I love learning. It is one of the reasons that I am in the academic business. Turning up to work and being paid to learn something (and, of late, even being given the freedom to choose what to learn) is...Show More Summary
Blending a tea session, in the sense of stitching together consecutive teas that work together, can be a fine art. For me, it is mostly just a product of blind luck. This morning, I found myself awake before dawn, and randomly happened...Show More Summary
If you are like many tea drinkers, you may have a hard time tossing your precious tea leaves after just one steep. This leads to the question – is it okay to steep my teas leaves again? Continue reading ? The post The “green” tea leaf: how to reuse, reduce, and recycle tea! appeared first on T Ching.
Joint pain is quick to hinder our mobility as well as decrease our fervor in life. It manifests as inflammation, which is usually characterized by swollen joints, redness, loss of joint function and stiffness. Continue reading ? The post Best teas for joint pain relief appeared first on T Ching.
A recent discussion on T Ching has inspired me to explain the basic concepts of the Chinese tea ceremony - "gongfu cha." Continue reading ? The post The Chinese tea ceremony – Gongfu cha appeared first on T Ching.
Teaparker has published a new book (in Chinese). This one is dedicated to the beauty of old teas. What are the special tastes, fragrances of old tea? What material to use to brew them well? How to appreciate them? And what strategies...Show More Summary
Friends, I am so sorry to not have written sooner. I was dealing with a computer issue- still not resolved, then whether or not to continue the blog and then personal and family health issues. I currently am healing from eye surgery, but I WILL be back the beginning of February. In the meantime - the very best and blessed of the holidays to you all
When you enter any place as a customer or guest in Japan, you'll quickly notice that everyone seems to be at your service. It almost makes you feel that you have done them a favor just by visiting! Continue reading ? The post Omotenashi in the Japanese Tea Ceremony appeared first on T Ching.
This week at T-Ching, we are examining the tea ceremony. Monday’s post by Lisa Dong examined the aspect of romance in the ceremony. On Tuesday, Derek Chew provided an analysis of the tea ceremony as an inclusion into the wedding ceremony. Continue reading ? The post Tea ceremonies in the western hemisphere appeared first on T Ching.
Mon second thé suit la méthode gongfu cha de Chaoshan qui date de la dynastie Qing. L'eau est chauffée sur un petit Nilu blanc. La théière est une petite zhuni d'Yixing (en forme de poire). Les coupes en porcelaine sont au nombre de trois. Show More Summary
Sengan-yagura is all that stands between me and my cup of tea
Everyone has a personal myth that they like to believe. Everyone has an "identity", some form of understanding of what we are and where we come from. It sometimes takes quite a while before you come to recognise and understand someone...Show More Summary
Mention the words “Chinese Tea Ceremony,” and many people start thinking of Gongfu tea. This is an association I dislike, since it insinuates that gongfu tea is a ceremonial, ritualistic event. Continue reading ? The post Chinese tea ceremony for non-tea drinkers appeared first on T Ching.
The winter harvests of Baozhong in Wenshan went smoothly from mid to late October. (High mountain harvests, on the other hand, were sharply reduced due to the early cold weather). Let's test the 2 Baozhongs I have selected: On the left, my classic 'subtropical forest' Baozhong made with qingxin Oolong cultivar and harvested by hand on October 26. Show More Summary
One member of my Tea Dharma Club asked me: “Is the tea ceremony romantic?” I was surprised by this question, so I checked an English dictionary to find what the word “romantic” means. Continue reading ? The post Is the tea ceremony romantic? appeared first on T Ching.
Un thé dans les monts du Wenshan est toujours est moment exceptionnel. Cet endroit familier (que vous reconnaissez sûrement) est à 1 heure de voiture de chez moi et je m'y rends une ou deux fois par an. Alors cette fois, la fin de l'année...Show More Summary
Think twice before trying this at home, sports fans. That tea is presumably hot and this man is a highly trained professional. The Breville One-Touch Tea Maker