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by treetime
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

....it attempts to break through the current cliches and debased concepts of tea to disclose a deeper stratum of meaning. To accomplish this it distinguished two kinds of chanoyu, worldly tea and Zen tea. Worldly tea is a microcosm of ordinary life, entangled in concern over the self and therefore ...
by treetime
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

To offer a perspective from Dennis Hirota's commentary on Jakuan Sotaku's The Zen Tea Record : ....it attempts to break through the current cliches and debased concepts of tea to disclose a deeper stratum of meaning. To accomplish this it distinguished two kinds of chanoyu, worldly tea and Zen tea. ...
by treetime
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

The above quote is very inspiring indeed, but one must note that it was written about Japanese Way of Tea as first intention. I don’t know how much it can be used for other ways of tea. Anyway, tea in China has also been a typical activity for Chinese intellectual and art-cultivated class. I don’t ...
by treetime
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

That is a wonderful quote. Thank you for sharing it. I enjoy the calming focus tea sessions provide, as well as multi-sensory awareness, and aesthetic engagement. I will say yes, it is a spiritual moment for me, elevating my awareness in the here and now, as I contemplate a humble simple reflective...
by treetime
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Re: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

Tea is just tea. What we make of it doesn’t change that. "Tea is just tea," sounds rather Zen, Bok. ;) "What we make of it doesn’t change that." But I wonder if what we make of it changes everything? From the intention of the tea farmer to the intention I have when making tea, for me all of these i...
by treetime
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is tea a spiritual activity for you?
Replies: 39
Views: 1481

Is tea a spiritual activity for you?

“Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish someth...
by treetime
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Archived Swaps
Topic: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS
Replies: 18
Views: 2901

Re: 60s F1 Shuiping 60ml FS

Hello, I'm interested to purchase, please. I don't have enough posts to send PMs, so I'll need to communicate with you another way. :D
by treetime
Tue May 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Essence of Tea _ Wuyi Yancha
Replies: 29
Views: 5383

Re: Essence of Tea _ Wuyi Yancha

Enjoying this thread. Bok, which was the IG post discussing yancha prices? I've tried the three teas discussed here. I'm fond of the 2016 Laocong Shui Xian - Liu Guan Zhai. Customarily I make it with high quality water collected from a mountain spring in a pot friendly to Oolong. Currently I'm trave...
by treetime
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Tea Swap
Topic: 60ml green sticker
Replies: 11
Views: 3692

Re: 60ml green sticker

Hi, are your teapots new or used?