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September 9, 2010 - 11 went

Tea in 2010: from Gadgets to Gongfu (tea tasting, demo & ceremony)

For gongfu method, one-ounce sipping cups allow tea to cool quickly, so drinkers are ready to go on to the next steeping

In this photo:

  • Glass kyusu from Teas Etc,
  • Stainless steel water-tray, J-Tea International

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Added by Amanda
on Sep 14, 2010.


  • A former member

    Gongfu Magic: A few people, a small pot, short steeps, tiny sips ... repeat 30 times in close succession. The tea is mild, yet the process takes one along the path to a light and airy tea intoxication, one that's particular to the gongfu method of imbibing tea. Perhaps the repetition of the brew/pour/drink cycle creates the smooth, hypnotic effect. This, combined with the elements of the tea, serves to elevate the drinkers, and gongfu chadao, to a special place in time, space, and tea culture.

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