Tea in the Tang Dynasty
Gongfu Girl
by Cinnabar
1y ago
This video shows a very elaborate and ceremonial demonstration of a tea gathering by Didi Ryu and two other women, who are not credited by name. I believe that she works for a company called “Golden Damo Puerh Tea,” but I was unable to find any details on the company. The purpose of the demonstration was to prepare and present tea as it would have been done in the late Tang Dynasty, according to the procedures laid out by Lu Yu in the Cha Jing. It appears likely that they also relied on paintings from that time period for some of the stylistic detail. Disclaimer: since I was unable to underst ..read more
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Documentary on tea
Gongfu Girl
by Cinnabar
1y ago
Take a look at the trailer for a CCTV documentary on tea culture. Note that the gentleman at the end of the trailer is Matthew London, cialis who has done extensive and beautiful photography of tea culture, including powerful portraits of tea people. CCTV – Tea Culture Documentary Trailer #1 from A.J. Marson on Vimeo. Possibly Related Posts: The Northwest Tea Festival is this weekend at Seattle Center Dallying with Darjeeling Blog Carnival Number 8: choose a type of tea and write about how you brew it Not quite synesthesia Tea and Martial Arts ..read more
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Happy new year!
Gongfu Girl
by Cinnabar
1y ago
2012 has been a year filled with an abundance of great teas and great friendships forged through tea. I anticipate no less from 2013. Thank all of you for reading! Possibly Related Posts: The Northwest Tea Festival is this weekend at Seattle Center World Tea Expo, 2012 Han Tea Ceremony at Seattle Chinese Garden San Francisco International Tea Festival, 2012 Come to the Northwest Tea Festival ..read more
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Camellia sinensis
Gongfu Girl
by Cinnabar
1y ago
Every so often I see Camellia sinensis written incorrectly, with a capital “s,” or not italicized, or in quotes. It always registers immediately as incorrect for me, but I needed more background on what is correct and why, so I did a little bit of research. The term “binomial” is used for this kind of scientific taxonomy and indicates a two-name system (obviously). We can credit the botanist Linnaeus for developing this system. From the article, “What’s in a name? A history of taxonomy:” The binomial names were so much easier to remember that people soon started using them in place of the ‘co ..read more
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The Northwest Tea Festival is this weekend at Seattle Center
Gongfu Girl
by Cinnabar
1y ago
This weekend tea people from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond will gather at Seattle Center for the 5th annual Northwest Tea Festival. The festival has gotten larger and better each year, and I am confident that this year will be one you will not want to miss. Unlike many of the large scale tea events held across the country, the Northwest Tea Festival is consumer focused, rather than a trade show for the tea industry. There are many vendors on hand with a wide range of teas and tea-related items, and many opportunities to taste and experience new teas. Throughout the two days of the ..read more
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