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August Moon Tea aims to bring the fresh air and sunshine from the tea field to our tea ceremony and create a peaceful and exquisite ambience for all of you.

Tea not only brings people closer, but also helps us to reconnect with oursleves. It's a natural elixir for our souls.

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Tao Te Ching, Lao-Tzu day 1

道可道,非常道。910971545687376403
Tao called Tao is not Tao.
Names can name no lasting name.
Nameless: the origin of heaven and earth.

Naming: the mother of ten thousand things.
Empty of desire, perceive mystery.

Filled with desire, perceive manifestation.
These have the same source, but different names. Call them both deep– Deep and again deep:
The gateway to all mystery.

 

Window——A View With Imagination

Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was a French artist, known for both his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. He loved windows. For a long period, I hadn’t really thought about the Window— A view with imaginationreasons. But today, I think I kinda know why.

Windows open an imaginable dream for us. A window can the medium of the inside and outside, the new and the old, the real and the unreal. It can be a very special diversion which creates some sort of illusion between the reality and the dream. When we focus on the inside, the outside becomes blurry, vise versa. So here we have the question: what’s the real, and what’s the unreal?

Do we have a solid answer? No. Because life is a dream. We are all living in this huge dream. Do we need to wake up? Yes, when the time comes. But before that, let’s enjoy it, no matter if it’s happy or sad, sweet or bitter, like tea. Are you inside of the tea you are having, or is it inside of you?

Haha, forget about it, and have a cup of tea.

A Tea Session: 23/04/2016

This is officially our first published tea session. I am going to make it simple, only because I am not sure if this is the right depth of writingAlishan Oolong tea. Plus I am using my second language, I am not be able to express myself 100% accurately. But I will try my best.

Tea: Alishan Oolong Tea (2015) from a tea friend called Rich

Drinkers: Xingyi Liu 5g

Water: filtered tap water around 95 °C

Quantity of infusions: about 8

Firstly, I warmed up the cup and woke up the tea. The smoky smell was very obvious. I guessed it was roasted afterwards. The soup from waking up the tea was apparently very orange with a little bit of fruity smell. I threw this one away, started making the second infusion. The colour was darker than the first one, close to light amber. The soup was quite smooth with very subtle sweetness in the mouth. I started feeling warmed up from the third infusion. Drinking alone isn’t an easy thing even though I used the small Gaiwan, rather than bigger ones.  The fragrance was lovely with the very passionate colour. However the brewed leaves were not very even.

I have to say, if this wasn’t from Taiwan, I would have enjoyed more. But I know how Oolong tea from Ali Shan tastes like. The smokiness kinda spoiled the freshness of tea. I looked forward more to the fresh flavour with very charming fragrance. Well, at least, it wouldn’t hurt my stomach.

 

 

A Brief Introduction of Tea

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Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral or grassy notes. read more

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