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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

APPRECIATION TO TEA PLUCKERS









The life of a tea plucker is certainly not easy. 


Hopefully, the next time you begin to prepare 


a nice hot pot of loose leaf tea, you might 


appreciate the labor that has gone into it.. 


Please share if you appreciate their hard 


work.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

AGED BEAUTIFUL TEA BOWLS



CAN ANYONE TELL US MORE OF THIS ARTIFCAT.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012

COFFEE ART FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE



THE BEAUTY OF COFFEE ART CANNOT BE IGNORED SAME AS TEA ART. BOTH HAVE THEIR OWN BEAUTY.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

BECAREFUL IF MICROWAVE WATER IS USED

Microwave water

A 26-year-old guy decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before).

I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he told me he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the microwave oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but instantly the water in the cup 'blew-up' into his face.

The cup remained intact but the water had flown out into his face due to the build up of energy. His whole face is blistered and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face, which may leave scarring. He also may lose partial sight in his left eye.. While at the hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this is a fairly common occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner, something should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy such as a wooden stir stick, tea bag, etc. It is however a much safer choice to boil the water in a teakettle.

General Electric's (GE) response:

Thanks for contacting us. I will be happy to assist you. The e-mail that you received is correct. Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach boiling point. They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all. The superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when something like a spoon or teabag is put into it. To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than two minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for thirty seconds before moving it or adding anything into it.

BONGSAI- PERFECT TEA PARTNER

活雕 “榕樹集” - 5. 《绿豆榕》一對马来西亞的
圓葉榕連枝符石。

愿大家的友誼就像這一盆延年不息,此生不遗。

Living Sculptures "Ficus Series" - 5. Ficus Retusa - A pair of Malaysian local Fig with adjoining branches clinging to rock.
 
May all our friendship be like this pot, everlasting and never be docked. — with Tony HO.

Monday, 9 July 2012

BEAUTIFUL TEA POEM IN MANDARIN









By 張靜玉

一杯濃茶 八味人生 
八味心境如濃茶一杯──林語堂

第一味:愛心─凡事包容,諸事忍讓。


第二味:虛心─謙虛為人,低調做事。


第三味:誠心─將心比心,廣結善緣。


第四味:清心─尋找心靈的和諧平靜。


第五味:信心─保持積極心態的力量。



第六味:專心─使人生更能提高效率。



第七味:耐心─機會總在等待中出現。



第八味:寬心─學會選擇,懂得放棄。

品味人生滋味,就如同一杯濃濃的茶。




— with Dan Ah Yong and Jun Fo Cool.


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Sunday, 8 July 2012

LOVELY UNIQUE TEA SETS

                                                               TEA BEAUTY


                                                               TIANMU TEA POT








                                                           TEA CEREMONY

                                                             TRAVEL TEA SET

                                                             YOU FOUND IT

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                                                      TEA POT WITH CRAVING
                          
                                                                    CLAY TEA POT

                         



Thursday, 5 July 2012

UNIQUE WOODEN TEA POT



Dear tea folks,

As usual, I tend to read every post that goes through my FB wall. I discovered that this wooden tea pot is very unique and cute. I must admit that that this is my very first time seeing a tea pot in wooden from.

Is it practical? How difficult is it to clean the inside which I believe will be difficult? More negative thoughts will come if you keep pondering with it? As such, I would appreciate if someone can tell me more of its usage.

Moreover, the beautiful tea pot is good to add to my collection of tea posts. It also give us a new perspective to look at thing. Who know it might offer us great opportunities especially in today's world of fast changing and vibrant.

Coming back to this tea pot, the maker must have given detail thoughts. Look the lip, can be easily lifted up with reasonable big Oval-shape handle. There are two Oval-shape handles at the lower side of the tea pot. I strongly believe it represents something significant and hope someone can enlighten us in this aspect.

Another beauty of this tea pot is of its meaningful poems embedded at its surface. With this, it will definitely turn the environment even more peaceful as reflected in this poem. No wonder, it is always the scholar's collection and good companion.

By doing so, it will drive its collectors to be more lively and encourage creation of more of such wonderful art works. Trust you too like this art piece. Kindly share it out if you wish to turn this world to be more wonderful, peaceful and cheerful, which we believe you have such a wish.

Thanks and look forward to hearing your feedback through the comment column provided below.











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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

AGED PU'ER TEA


AGED PU'ER TEA


At times, I wonder whether I really know Real Aged Puer Tea?

Especially when I hear people claim that aged pu'er tea is of good taste. However, I must say that I do not think so.

After conducting some researches, my findings revealed that there are two distinguished type of pu'er teas: -

a) dry-stored pu'er and

b) wet-stored pu'er tea.

The former, (Gancang puer tea 仓普洱), refers to tea that was allowed to ferment naturally in an environment that is relatively drier, ventilated, and moderately hot. As we are all aware that the pu'er tea from Kunming Province,China is usually dry-stored. Yunnan Pu'er has dark and reddish black leaves with its strong persistent aroma.

Whereas the latter (Shicang puer tea 湿仓普洱) refers to tea aged in an environment with low ventilation and high humidity in order to hasten development. You may find this type of tea from Guangdong Province, China. Its popularity in the Guangdong community mainly due to its effectiveness in eliminating of toxins in our bodies and alleviating digestion.

It is a well known fact that the longer you store the raw Pu'er tea, the better is its quality. It is also called as Chinese XO due to its colour and its value will appreciate over times, just like wine.

Moreover, It is interesting to note doctors in China reported that drinking this tea will lower cholesterol levels in the blood stream remarkably.

By now, trust the above has cleared the air of confusion.

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Thank you for your kind participation.





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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

TEA WITH DUMPLING - A PERFECT MATCH


TEA WITH DUMPLING - A PERFECT MATCH


Hi lovely friends,


Dumpling festival was just over not long ago and trusted that you had a wonderful time during this festival. We believe some of you may have tried various sizes, shapes and types of dumplings, which can be easily obtained in my home country. This is at no exception to me and my family, especially since my eldest son had just come back from overseas this year and had missed this food very much.


As a result, this festival was given special extra attention this year. Dumpling, as photo above, is very much fulfilling to the stomach and it struck my mind as to what is best to go with it so as to ease the digestion. This led me to think of tea.


Do you agree with us that Tea is the perfect fix for such an effective role? We believe many of you may nod your heads in agreement with the title above. Having said so, it is also adviseable for you to continue to read the passage below and perhaps you may add in some convincing points to make this article even more interesting at the end of the day. Alternatively it may turn this to be a lively discussion topic at the comment column provided below. Whichever way it goes, we should make it as an useful platform for our exploration and development. Thanks for your kind participation in advance.


Before we proceed further, we would also like to highlight the well known fact about tea and its digestive properties. That's why you may see some decorators like to pair them with dumpling as a perfect match. We are deeply glad to find such a decoration became the lime light in the recent dumpling making and decoration competition camp held at the Batu Pahat Chin Kang Association.


The annual event held there was much more special this year, in the sense that it is the first time they brought in the single mothers. Besides that, they are also promoting this Chinese traditional culture to the community and celebrate the festival with others, especially the needy ones. We were told that this camp was divided into 2 categories - dumpling making class and dumpling decorating contest.


It was reported that there were some very positive and encouraging feedback from the participants. They found it very wonderful especially to have celebrated the festivity with mothers, who are learning together with their children as how to make dumplings, apart from having a fun, joy and excitement fulfilling activities.


No surprise at all that such a success will drive the association to hold more of such camp next year, such as bringing it to schools. We, of course, at tea art blog, are very glad to see this healthy and long preserved culture being maintained, but also spread further to the schools. Who knows, one day it can even turns to a cooking course, as more people can acquire such a skill either for a living or other purpose of their choices.


Thanks for your time and effort to read this article. Please spread it to your circle of friends if you find that it may enrich their lifestyle.


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Sunday, 1 July 2012

AGED MASTERPIECE CANISTER


AGED MASTERPIECE CANISTER


The above canister appears to me as a master piece, with lovely beautiful carving and painting. This old piece SEEMS to be easily more than two decades old judging from its outlook. However, its colours still shine as if it has just been painted. At once glance, it looks very stylish, impressive and prized ITEM that everyone is tempted to own. It is not a surprise to me that some collectors may spent hours to scrutinise every part of its work. Appreciate the owner can enlighten us in this aspect.



To know more about the canister, please click the link below.


From the above photo, it indicates that it is more than just an ordinary container of tea leaves. Its design and functional features such as air tightness has more to tell. It can also be used as decorative items and displayed in any living hall. Just imagine how its beauty can transform the environment to be more lively and inspiring. It serves as your conversation topic especially when your special guests or visitors ponder about it.



What really matters to us is that the maker's devotion, skills and passion of making such an adorable piece of art work earns our profound gratitude. It makes us wonder and ponder how great are the power of our imagination and knowledge that make things happen. If you scrutinise it more deeply, you may discover how deep and detail the maker has given his thought to each and every part of his creation. As such, it gives us an insight of his details of his effort in crafting such a creative masterpiece. Every curve, edge and brush is equally significant to its maker. How long do you think the maker needs to acquire such a caliber skill, apart from having the passion, determination and patience that drove him to produce such a perfect piece.

Here, we can safely infer that without passion, skill and appropriate attitude, then it is not possible to make it a reality. Of course, without saying if it is so easy, then everyone will then make it. So, what's a big deal then?



To make it a high value item, needless to say we need to sacrifice and undertake tedious yet painful processes so as to sharpen our skills. To make things happen, we need to have a strong desire to acquire the skill and determination to overcome whatsoever challenges we may have to face.



Therefore, it may be appropriate to sum up that every success has its painful story, so to speak. So, if you face any storm in any of your endeavour, please have faith and believe in yourself that you are able to overcome it. Be mindful that you are essentially right, i.e. if you think otherwise.



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