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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils

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Japanese Tea Ceremony Utensils
The Japanese tea ceremony has a long and interesting history. Throughout the decades it has evolved from an expensive and lavish gathering, to a tea ritual that focusses on simplicity and nature. With it, the tea utensils have also evolved. When entering a Japanese tea house we may find a variety of tea ceremony utensils, each holding their own history and purpose. Not a step goes unnoticed. (Read more)

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A Historic Tea: Liu Bao Hei Cha

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A Historic Tea: Liu Bao Hei Cha
Liu Bao is a tea of history. It is one of the oldest styles of tea preparation that is still preserved and drank to this day. It is believed that the processing methods of Liu Bao served as the base for modern-day Ripe Pu erh preparation. In fact, the two teas go through very similar processing partially because they are both part of the Hei Cha tea category. (Read more)

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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Wabi-Sabi And The Japanese Tea Ceremony
When thinking of Japanese culture, many of us have come across the term wabi-sabi. Although hard to define literally, wabi-sabi is a concept centered around the appreciation of imperfection. It is carried throughout many aspects of Japanese culture. From art to architecture, literature, poetry, nature, design, and one of the places it’s seen the most… tea ceremony. (Read more)

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

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Should You Use Kintsugi To Repair Your Broken Pottery?

Whenever we are faced with the harsh reality of our favorite teapot that we painstakingly brought back from Japan breaking, we must ask ourselves the following question:


"Out with the old" or do I try repairing it?


For many merely throwing it away is not an option. Especially if the piece of teaware has a lot of meaning to us or if we just recently acquired it.

A quick search online and you will see kintsugi as the number one suggested method of repairing pottery. But is it really worth it? (Read more)

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What The Numbers On Pu-erh Wrappers Stand For. Pu-erh Recipes.

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What The Numbers On Pu-erh Wrappers Stand For. Pu-erh Recipes.
When buying a pu-erh tea cake in its original packaging, you may notice 4 numbers located on the front of the wrapper. In this article, we will clarify what these numbers mean and why they were initially used. (Read more)

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