Author: Donna

Chanoyu, the Japanese tea ceremony

Chanoyu is a ritual that draws from the wisdom of ancient Taoism, Shintoism, Zen Buddhism, and the Chinese and Japanese cultures. Zen came to Japan from monks who studied in Ch’an, China. Ch’an, or Zen, developed from...

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The First Recorded Tea Ceremony

Lao Tzu lived in China around 500 BCE. He was a man of great wisdom, recognized as a sage and a teacher. But late in his life he saw that his teachings were being disregarded and that corruption and chaos were bringing about the...

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Making Your Own Cup of Tea

You’ve heard the expression – it’s not my cup tea? Well, here are some tips on how to make what is your cup of tea. Decisions are very personal, and we are each the ultimate authority on what is the best tea in our own...

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A Guide to Choosing Tea

“Goodness is a decision for the mouth to make” Lu Yu, author Cha Ching, 8th Century ChinaThe good news is that more and more premium loose-leaf teas are becoming available in an increasing number of teahouses as well as on...

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