past reflections like shimmering ripples fading fading like the aches in the spring Nothing like a good soak your last day, though I hear Japan beats Taiwan on this count. See you on the flip side. Migrated Comments Brett Is this the public bathing house at Beitou? It looks so
ChowYu strikes again, this time literally with his calligraphy brush. After our last discussion at Wisteria, Yu asked me “what can I do for your Institute” and the first answer out of my mouth (before I could ask for HongYin) was “ART”. We had spent a lot of time talking
Vibrant thick, sweet and cold, Papaya in Taiwan is for the young and old. After tea, its good for me (maybe), filling and nice, no sugar, just ice, I drink my papaya far to fast because I have a problem with straws… Looks like I’m back to my old
So many of us use the term “GongFu Cha” as a blanket term for “Chinese Tea Ceremony”; it makes sense as GongFu means skillful way, and we are all practicing with the goal of brewing better tea. Though we have had some disagreement, the Tea Institute classifies Chinese tea brewing
Crazy Taiwan weather fains to interrupt; Beauty changes it’s mind, – Stéphane’s ChaXi continues.
On returning to Wisteria Tea House (Pat and I are there quite often, working our way through the menu – oh, the pains we must bare), just a normal tea drinking day, we were greeted with overwhelming kindness and a fiery new interest by the infamous Chow Yu; He had read
Life Goal: Have top practitioners of the 3 tea ceremonies practicing together – CHECK Life Goal: watch; breath; repeat – CHECK Knowing I made this happen? – a wonderful feeling of fulfillment and accomplishment – now, back to work.
What could be more extreme than making ChaXi on a rocky outcropping jutting into the ocean as typhoon driven waves crash violently against the rocks next to you and the rain pounds down with drops the size of hail (seriously, it started hailing as soon as we got back on
Doing ChaXi is one thing; doing it on the side of a mountain in the rain off your motorcycle is quite another. This is Extreme ChaXi. Welcome to the game. For this High Mountain Chaxi (at ~1300M) I brewed an ALiShan GaoShan from April 2011. Good stuff! Brewing outside (on
Sometimes, people for no reason but to be helpful and kind, go far out of their way to help others; this is one of those times. As I alluded to in this post, Pat and I got (very) lost on the small section of our ride from Banciao to SanXia,