Preparing and enjoying tea at sunset is a reward for the eye and the mind. The tea feels particularly soothing, at the end of a working day. The orange sun rays cover the city and my tea accessories with their radiant halo. The porcelain and pottery shine with great warmth. Each brush of blue paint on my big qinghua jar has its own energy and depth. The woodfired bowl seems to come alive with this sunlight.
These are peaceful moments that bring a quiet and sweet happiness to my tea experience.
I live in Taiwan since 1996 and have been studying tea with Teaparker. He's a worldwide tea expert and author of over 30 tea books. The study of tea isn't just theoretical, but it's also rooted in daily practice. It's a path of continuous improvement. As my brewing technique improves I get access to better teas and better accessories. These things go hand in hand. My blog documents my learning since 2004. And I have set up an online tea boutique with my selection of top quality teas, accessories and tea culture.