To show the impact of color on our mood, I have used both sides of my new Cha Bu in the above picture. The teapot, cups and bowl are all from David Louveau as I'm tasting my (wonderful) 2003 wild raw Yiwu puerh. The green side conveys the fact that this is a spring harvest with still plenty of raw power. The brown side, on the other hand, suggests its warmth and sweetness. It feels a little like fall with the tea transforming into luscious and bright flavors (a great season to drink puerh). With this 7 year old puerh, I feel that the brown side works best (see here the original brown fabric).
With a Bi Luo Chun (or a fresh high mountain Oolong), however, the green side tells our brain to prepare for springtime flavors. Appearances could be deceiving, though. The sight is only a first impression. But if the tasting later confirms what our eyes told us, then the pleasure is compounded. Reinforcing the same message, feeling through different senses brings harmony to the heart.
Inspired by the elegance of the long kimono belt (which can be used as Cha Bu), I have added 2 new sizes for this new reversible green and brown Cha Bu:
- 'small': 67 cm x 25.5 cm (first picture on top of the article)
- 'long': 138 cm x 25.5 cm (next and above pictures)
- 'classic": 67 cm x 52.5 cm