Yi Wu tea is not the aggressive type, it's sweet but not weak.
Its stregth is in the feeling, it has great "chaqi" and solid "kongan".
This sample paragraph shows two of commonly used terms among tea enthusiasts, see bellow a short-list of the most used ones.
Chaqi: effects on the body, such as tingling in spine.
Kougan: mouth feeling
Huigan: sweetness in the throat after the bitterness, cooldness.
Chazui: euphoria known as tea drunk
People always ask us about the effects of Tea, so here we listed a bunch of known effects of Tea on us, these are only physical known effects, we are not listing the spiritual benefits of sitting with Tea or the meditation sessions with tea.
Adjusting body temperature
Stimulating cardiac and vascular systems
Improving work efficiency
Increasing renal blood flow
Relaxing smooth muscle
Absorption of vitamin C
Calcium, Magnesium, Iron
Copper, Zinc, Sodium
Vitamins in Tea:
A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B11, C AND K
There are over 25 different Amino-Acids in Tea
that help us making Protein
In TCM there are 23 types of effects of Tea listed:
Reducing sleep time, soothing nerves,
refreshing the mind, producing saliva,
clearing heat, releasing summer heat
detoxifying, helping to digest,
strengthening teeth, benefiting physical strength
Some of us as parents have gone thru many moments when we could have had a word of advise on how to help our kids to enjoy their meals and relax ourselves while trying to introduce new food to our little persons.
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Visiting artists studios is one of the pleasures of working with Tea and related wares. people that create Tea utensils are as special as those making the Tea itself.
Tea practice extends into the realm of clay art. Artists that practice Tea know better how to create pieces that are functional and beautiful. We travel to visit studios of famed artists that dedicate there pottery practice to teaware: Petr Novak, Miroslava Randova, Peter Kuo or Emilio del Pozo.
Most pieces created by these artists are wood-fired, a technique that produces unique pieces and require expertise to handle the pieces and the kiln.
Some of these pieces are made from clay harvested locally, close to the studio where the pots and bowls are thrown and finished.
A good original piece of teaware will enhance the experience of the tea practice, and will become an extension of your arm and hand when pouring for you and others.
Above pictured: progress pieces in a corner of Petr Novak's studio in Doupe, Czech Republic.
This past spring we visited amazing places in Taiwan, among them was this patch of natural tea plucked by the most fashionable and happiest ladies we met there. They showed us how to collect the right buds and leaves for making great tea.
Being in the high mountains surrounded by organic tea plants that are cared for by people that love what they do -to make tea- is the treat of any trip.
Every time we have the chance to be in the fields we realize that meeting the makers and appreciating the tea they produce is one of the main reasons why we are doing what we do.
Pinglin, Taiwan, April 2018
Thank you Tasha for the introduction and Mr. Yu for taking the time to teach us about tea making.