13 Feb Chinese Tea Ceremony – All You Need To Know About
Watching Sherlock Holmes – The Blind Banker was surprising. The first shot is of the museum which focuses on the tea kettle, a deep blue one and the lady explaining about the Chinese Tea Ceremony. That shot was an iconic shot which remained with me for a long time. May be because when the world is totally obsessed over numbers and money, this girl in the museum had been there to protect the kettle and also finds pleasure in explaining the museum visitors about an ancient tradition related to Chinese Tea. Little offbeat yet surprising!!
It is not a widely known fact that the tea ceremony has been originated from confluence of the philosophies of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism.
China is pretty known for their tea culture. Tea in China was initially cultivated as a herbal medicine and it was used mostly within temples. Calming effects is the main reason why monks used tea. It is also to show humility and respect to nature.
What is the tea ceremony called?
It is called as He Jing Yi Zhen meaning peace,quiet, enjoyment and truth. Chinese people relate all these important things in human life to the Tea Ceremony.
The importance of the tea ceremony is not limited to personal experience, it is rather a social and traditional event in China.
Here are six important aspects of Chinese Tea Ceremony:
Attitude: The person who carries out the ceremony should be pleasant, elegant and should be confidant.
Selection of Tea: Aroma, taste, shape is the main criteria for selection. Also, if there is a story behind the type of tea and name then it is a cherry on the cake.
Selection of water: Water should be light, pure and clean to avoid mingling of unnecessary chemicals in the brew .
Teaware: It is the most important part. One should be careful while choosing teaware. It should be such that the participants in the tea ceremony should be appreciative for the beauty and utility of the teaware.
Ambience: One can not have tea when it is chaotic around. The environment should be clean and ambient. Presence of an elegant as well as an intricate artwork is considered to be enhancing for the ceremony.
Technique: Gestures, hand movement, clothing are considered to be paramount while brewing tea. Chinese people believe that the ceremony needs to be complete in all these aspects.
As I travel back from my Chinese Tea Ceremony thoughts, I see my desk which is clean and tidy. I also have an elegant poster in front of me, I am dressed elegantly and have all that which needs to make a perfect brew. Further, I would like to indulge in some peace while sipping on my tea. I slowly take out my InstaCuppa Detox Double Walled Glass Bottle Infuser, which is a glassware and has an infuser which will keep tea leaves in water dipped for sometime. Chinese tea also helps to boost weight loss which is quite natural, once you have composed demeanour, weight loss is just a tea cup away…let’s do it the Chinese way..:)
Here is a short video about instacuppa detox bottle which is my favourite bottle to carry beverages.
As a participant of my very own Instacuppa Tea Ceremony, I appreciate the teaware ( which is a fine glass and design is very articulate) and proceed to enjoy the whole ceremony which is centered around me and my Instacuppa.
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NovemberschildPosted at 12:15h, 13 February
Tea was and remains a central piece in the Asian cultures, especially in China where it first originated. Chinese tea ceremony is an art of tea and part of tea culture. Over the years, Chinese tea has developed its own ceremony and customs. Through the whole set of ceremony——making tea, appreciating tea, smelling tea, enjoying tea, friendship is increased, virtue is cultivated, traditional virtues etiquette are learned. The ceremony can refresh mind and clear thoughts.
Sitharaam JayakumarPosted at 12:27h, 13 February
Very imaginatively written. I have read all the Sherlock Holmes books a long time back. The mention of the Tea Ceremony is mentioned has slipped my memory. Your article brings back memories of those excellent books on detective fiction by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Sindhu Vinod NarayanPosted at 13:16h, 13 February
Was great to know about Chinese tea ceremony.
Anurag SinghPosted at 13:25h, 13 February
That was knowledgeable article
I love reading it
vidhya thakkarPosted at 13:29h, 13 February
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Shipra TrivediPosted at 15:43h, 13 February
Perfect post to start my reading. For my post also, I read the history of green tea and found Chinese culture has a special place for teas.Unlike our country there tea means green tea only. And no wonder China is the greatest producer of quality green teas.
Pragnya MishraPosted at 17:36h, 13 February
This reminded me of my last visit to Hong Kong and I attended a tea drinking ceremony. My instructor mentioned the tradition of tea drinking, how to hold the cup and how to drink in 3 sips. This post took me back to that day. Narration won me completely.
Aritro ChattopadhyayPosted at 22:10h, 13 February
I love different culture and this one seems so perfect to experience. I wanna celebrate this someday for sure.
Aritra ChakrabartyPosted at 09:07h, 14 February
This is insightful. I had no idea about this and loved going through it post. Thank u for sharing
SiddhiPosted at 11:26h, 14 February
Wow! Just who would have thought tea is so ceremoniously treated in China. What a wonderful post!;
Richa MInaPosted at 13:56h, 15 February
i had no clue about the ceremony of China, it’s certainly a good way to show respect. thanks for sharing such informative post.
KanuPosted at 21:16h, 15 February
Loved reading your post.Never heard about Tea ceremony before .Glad to expand my knowledge through your post.Too creative in picking up the blog topic
MannPosted at 09:45h, 16 February
This is new to me cause I never really thought through this. Tea as a ceremony…sounds interesting.
anupriyaPosted at 10:00h, 20 February
Its always a feel good factor to read about different cultures. And something realted to tea makes it worth the time.
Vartika GakharPosted at 19:40h, 20 February
Thanks for sharing about the different culture, enjoyable read
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