The tea area to the South of Yangtze River - composed of Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangxi as well as southern parts of Anhui, Jiangsu and Hubei - is special in many ways:
- it produces 2/3 of all tea in Mainland China
- a large number of famous teas originate from this area: Long Jing in Zhejiang, Bi Luo Chun in Jiangsu, Jun Shan Yin Zhen in Hunan, Huang Shan Mai Feng and Qimen in Anhui...
- along with the finest teas, the region produces huge quantities of green tea for export, for example, Gunpowder (did you know that one of the largest tea importers from China is Morocco?)
- Yixing - a place famous for #teaware - is also in this region: the soil is good not only for tea, but for ceramics too!
The landscapes combine plains and mountains, rain is sufficient and rainfalls concentrate around spring & summer months...
The picture is the plantation of Long Jing near Hangzhou, I really want to return there during one of my next trips.
Till then, enjoy the day and make your dreams come true
‘Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.’ - Unknown
My one half is Irish, my other half is Black and Native American. When I was young, my mother made sure to always be honest about my ancestors struggles. One side was running from the English authorities because they were members of the IRA- defending their land and a food famine, coming here at 13 to work as an indentured servant to send money back home. The other, had their home land & culture ripped away from them. The other was torn from their homeland and forced here against their will. My mother taught me to embrace all sides of myself and regardless of societies pressures- never feel as though I had to pick ONE side to identify with. In the summer she would praise my skin when it got darker and compliment the blonde tips and red tint my hair would lighten to in the sun. No matter what culture was peaking through in my hair, face, skin- she would call it beauty and teach me to embrace it.
We must all learn and remember as children and adults, that others differences are what makes them beautiful and strong. I am proud of every part of me. I am black every month.
Когда за вдохновением не нужно ходить в #pinterest — чайное пространство нашего друга Максима @mashinistea.
Всё как мы любим — светлые стены, фактурный деревянный стол, большое окно (на фото не видно, но оно там есть, мы проверяли) и много дневного света.
Будете в Липецке, обязательно загляните к Максиму на чай.
Фото Максима @mashinistea
Durante la preparazione di un tè Sencha, dopo ogni infusione le foglie devono rimanere distese in modo uniforme e compatto sul fondo della teiera. In questo modo nelle infusioni successive il vostro tè non diventerà astringente.
Sabato 24 abbiamo ancora qualche posto disponibile per il corso di degustazione dedicato ai tè wulong. Questa volta, novità assoluta, oltre alle eccellenze cinesi e di Taiwan, proporremo un wulong giapponese proveniente da Shizouka. Disponibile in edizione limitata anche nel nostro Tea Shop.
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In my role as the Queensland Regional Ambassador for the @australianteaculturalseminar I have been working on this!! I would love for my ceramics and potter friends to get involved and I would love to boast that the winner of this competition comes from Queensland. If you are interested please contact me and feel free to pass on to anyone that may be interested. #Repost @australianceramics with @get_repost
Australian potters … WE KNOW YOU LOVE YOUR TEA! We are calling for submissions for the design and production of a cup that reflects the valuable role Australian ceramics plays in developing and shaping Australian tea culture.
The Prize: The winning artist will be commissioned to produce 100-150 cups to be showcased in the ‘Welcome by Tea’ ritual at the 2nd Australian Tea Cultural Seminar in Melbourne with opportunities to attend and participate in artist talks.
Deadline: Friday 13 April 2018.
Visit @australianteaculturalseminar online at https://www.austcs.org/cup-competition for further information and terms & conditions.
Ceramics by @earthandbaker and @yeshamac
Photo: Emma Leslie @pixelandhalide