Friday, July 11, 2008

New Tea Tales

Shuai Chen's latest installment of Tea Tales in the Times-Standard, "The Covered Bowl Has A Long History":

There are a total of 25 Chinese tea wares, according to Lu Yu of the Tang Dynasty, who is the author of the “Book of Tea” and a recognized “Sage of Tea.”

All tea wares can be divided into several categories, including bowls, cups, pots and so on. Choosing the suitable wares for a tea ceremony, be it formal or informal, is based on personal choices and customs, certain conditions and even one's aesthetic standards....

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