2019 / February
Sanya Huang /photos courtesy of Lin Min-hsuan /tr. by Phil Newell
The “art of tea” and the “way of tea” are at the core of Chinese tea culture. The “art” of tea refers to the techniques for preparing, brewing, and drinking tea. The “way” of tea refers to the comprehension of the serene elegance of the art of tea that is gained through the concrete processes of preparing, brewing, and drinking tea, and to the internalization of this appreciation through a spiritual awakening that cultivates the character and is expressed in the rhythms of daily life.