Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lu Yu on tea


The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.  

~Lu Yu

 


Monday, October 10, 2011

Art of life


Tea...is a religion of the art of life.  ~Okakura

 


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The kettle and life



Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it still sings!

  ~Author Unknown

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Afternoon Tea


There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.

~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Monday, October 3, 2011

Kipling on Tea Time


We had a kettle;
we let it leak:

Our not repairing made it worse.

We haven't had any tea for a week...

The bottom is out of the Universe.


~Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, October 1, 2011

A poem about Lu Yu




Saw Lu Yu off to Pick Tea

Thousand mountains greeted my departing friend

When spring tea blossoming again

With in depth knowledge in picking tea
Through morning mist or crimson evening clouds
His solitary journey is my envy
Rendezvous in a temple of a remote mountain
We enjoyed picnic by a clear pebble fountain
In this silent night

Lit up a candle light
I knocked a marble bell for chime

While deep in thought for old time.

By Huang Fu Zheng

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