"Drinkning tea with a chawan (tea bowl) begins from warming the bowl, setting the tea leaves, then pouring the water. Watch as the steam fills your view and the fragrance engulfs you. The tea leaves unfurl and relaxes until the tea, water, and bowl become one.
Savor a sip of hot tea and realize that the leaves have gone through birth and growth in the garden until it is made into tea just to meet with you in this one-of-a-kind bowl. Taste again the warm tea. It warms your hand and your heart. By placing the chawan in your hands, you too have participated in the tea leaves' life journey through nature.
The third sip of the cool tea, feel the taste transforming in your mouth, spreading to your head, your body, and your heart. Enjoy that intimate moment between you and the bowl. The multitude of sensations: touch, taste, sight, smell, and that feeling when the heart meets the soul. A good bowl of excellent tea yields a moment that makes your life complete."
Language: English and Traditional Chinese
Authors: Teng Shu-Hui and Chen Yu-Ting
Publisher: MiaoLi Zhunan Snake Kiln
Published: July, 2019
[ Table of Contents ]
One Is All
One Is All
The Heartwarming Taiwanese Culture of Chawan
Passing on the Legacy of the Beauty of Vessels
Appreciation of Chawans by Taiwanese Masters
Tsai Jung-Yu, Roy Chang, Lin Jui-Hua, Chiang Yu-Ting, Chun Kun-Pei, Li Hsing-Lung, Chu Kun-Pei, Li HSing-Lung, Yang Kuo-Bin, Chen Shu-Yun, Huang Yu-Ying, Chou Miao-Wen