Category: Tea Customs

The Gong Fu Cha Ceremony

The Gong Fu Cha Ceremony

The Chinese symbols for gong fu are the same as those representing the martial arts: they represent mastery of time and movement. The literal meaning of gong fu is “the time for tea,” and it refers to the time that is needed to achieve mastery […]

A Metting with Ms. Lin Mei Yen<br>Tea Industry Professional

A Metting with Ms. Lin Mei Yen
Tea Industry Professional

Ms. Lin Mei Yen is a judge at the Lugu tea competition. How long have you been working in the world of tea? Actually, I have always worked in areas associated with the tea industry, but I decided to dive into it completely in 1984. […]

THE JAPANESE CHANOYU CEREMONY

THE JAPANESE CHANOYU CEREMONY

The chanoyu ceremony, an extremely codified ritual consisting of hundreds of different steps, is the most elaborate form of expression of the Way of Tea. Practiced according to the four principles defined by Sen No Rikyu, its purpose is to lead its practitioners to a […]

The Senchado Brewing Method

The Senchado Brewing Method

Senchado is a tea-brewing method that concentrates the aromas of higher-quality teas, such as Gyokuro or high-grade Sencha. Just like the gong fu cha technique by gongfu tea sets, this method consists of several successive infusions using the same leaves so that new flavors develop […]

Chinese Teahouse

Chinese Teahouse

Chinese teahouses have many things in common with western cafes. They are both the venue for leisure spending and | amusement. However, they have totally different atmospheres. A teahouse is bustling with activities while a cafe is quiet. Among the recreational activities in a teahouse […]

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