Buddhist pilgrimage tour of India & Nepal where I fell in love with Masala Chai. Learn all about tea as the ordinary Indians make it, spicy, hot & sweet. Amazing “green” little clay masala tea cups known as chullarhs. Masala Chai tea recipes & tea culture in India. Ingenious portable tea kettles from my Buddhist tour of India.
TEAHOUSE STIRRINGS BLOG
Gaiwan – the quintessential tea-drinking utensil in Chinese tea culture. The Chinese use the gaiwan teacup to symbolise “Man standing firmly on the Earth and holding up the Heaven”. Learn how to use a gaiwan tea cup and find out how the gaiwan tea cup was invented!
A humble attempt at translating Chapter 5 of Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea which lays out the guidelines for the proper preparation of tea. Lu Yu talks about toasting tea before adding it to salted boiling water. The assessment of water temperature by looking at the air bubbles is also mentioned here.
A humble attempt at translating Chapter 4 of Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea. This chapter describes twenty five items used in the brewing and drinking of tea. Part 3 describes items number 10 to 25. See how modern day items like the cheese grater and coffee table may be inspired from this ancient tea classic!