Category: art of tea

How to judge tea like a Zen Master!

How to judge tea If you have discovered the marvelous drink known as tea, you have joined a great tradition thousands of years old. Drinking tea is like stepping into a great ocean. The tea world is vast. It is a challenge to know how to explore tea well. It is also a challenge to […]

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The art of tea helps cultivate wisdom

Tea and a cup of Zen

Zen A cup of tea. Meditative absorption. Becoming a cultured human being. Zen comes from the word 禪 (dʑjen), which is a Chinese version of the word Dhyana. The English can be wrestled with, over tea, but rather than be boring let’s call it “meditative absorption free of subject and object.” You know, being in […]

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The art of tea is a method of self cultivation

The art of tea and becoming a cultured human

The art of tea and self reflection One of the practices of the art of tea is self reflection. If we are human we have a capacity for self reflection. Self reflection is a corner stone of being a healthy human. The greater your self reflection the more cultured you become. It is unique to […]

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Nourishing the soul with Dog Head Tribute Green Tea.

The best green tea The best green tea can run up to 3000 dollars a pound. That is out of many peoples price range, that is why I was thrilled to find Dog Head Tribute Tea.  This tea was introduced to me by Jerry-Zhou, whose family has been in the tea business for generations. It […]

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