You might remember Anshii Sung, the Onggi Master, from this Guest post way back in 2012… Anshi Sung makes his own clay, hand throws all of his pieces on a kick wheel, and wood fires them in a 250 year old climbing kiln built by the Jesuits. His work is
Did I mention that I love having tea with monks? Mogu Sunim is a professor of Buddhist Theology at Seonamsa temple, one of he most respected schools of Korean Buddhism and one of the few temples to send their students abroad to practice other forms of Buddhism in Sri Lanka,
It’s been a long 5 years years since I was in Korea. I missed the food, I missed the tea, and most of all – I missed the people. I could not have been happier to see my friends Mr Hong (Tea Master Hyoam), Brother Anthony, Anshi Sung (the Onggi
It may just have been this crab-back. The meat had been pulled from the rest of the crab, coated in miso-butter, and we cooked it until brown and caramelized on a small grill.
I consider myself extraordinarily lucky to have great friends around the world. There are few greater joys than to see old friends in the excitement of travel. The joy is magnified when the friend is a fellow 茶人. This was just my experience visiting Tokyo and Emily Huang. Emily – this
The stupa shrine, a mountain of the mind; in the bright sky the tea shines; radiant white, cups of light, four people, one time, climbing Nogodan; divine
I had a bit of a unusual flight plan, stopping off back in Seoul for an hour (just enough time to swig some makgeolli and soy milk, separately) before jetting over to Seattle for a bout off coffee tastings. How could I resist joining the mile high chaxi club? Ya,
Looks like Pat and I are rolling with our VIP friends from Korea and Japan. Is that Wisteria tea house? Oh yes. Things are about to get crazy.
Seoul is a great city for coffee; if you can find it. The big terrible Gelato-waffle-scotch-soju-whisky-bar-coffee-hof’s and the trendy cafe’s serving 3rd crack beans outnumber the real micro-roasters 14.6 to 1 (that is a real guessed statistic); they have more signage, more customers, larger storefronts, and many
Guest Post by Liz White: Hello blog readers! So I have to admit, writing this post is probably one of the hardest parts of this trip. I mean, how can I possibly sum up this amazing trip in one post? Is there a way for me to describe the breathe-taking