Wednesday, May 21, 2008

TEA TALES: Treasured tea started as a dream

Shuai's latest article on the Chinese Tea Ceremony published by the Times-Standard "Tea Tales: Treasured tea started as a dream."

According to legend, during the Qing Dynasty around the year of 1725, there was a tea farmer, Wei Yin, in Anxi County who was very diligent about growing a tea bush. Wei Yin also believed in Guanyin, which is a Bodhisattva in Buddhism. He showed his devotion by enshrining a statue of Guanyin at home…

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Tea Harvest begins!

Kumi sent this: "The tea harvest season began in Japan! This picture is from Asahi Newspaper in Osaka, Japan."

Thanks, Kumi!