Category: Tea Customs

A Brief Lexicon of Tasting Tea

A Brief Lexicon of Tasting Tea

Ample: Round texture, generous liquid, quite long in the mouth. Aromatic: Rich in aroma, very fragrant. Astringent: Pungent, hand or full-bodied character; creates a drying feeling in the mouth. Biting: Describes a feeling of astringency that is acidic and strong. Body: Describes a texture that […]

Words for Tasting Tea

Words for Tasting Tea

Apart from the wealth of knowledge and cultural and personal experience he or she possesses, a taster must be able to summon up several skills. One of them is knowing how to structure sensations in order to express them clearly. When one inhales a fragrance, […]

The Way of Tasting Tea

The Way of Tasting Tea

If you wish to enhance the experience of drinking tea, the first thing to do, before even wetting your lips with the fresh infusion, is to sniff the leaves before and after infusion, inhaling the subtle fragrances they contain. Next, study the color and texture […]

A Short Tasting Tea Guide

A Short Tasting Tea Guide

INTIMATELY LINKED TO OUR EXPERIENCES AND OUR EATING HABITS, TASTE IS ONE OF THE MOST FUNDAMENTAL CULTURAL TRAITS. IT ENABLES US TO PERCEIVE, CONSCIOUSLY OR NOT, THE ENTIRE RANGE OF FLAVORS WHILE CREATING DIRECT LINKS BETWEEN OUR PAST AND OUR PRESENT. IN OTHER WORDS, IT […]

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 […]

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