Monday, March 11, 2013
He has a martial arts background that gives him a strong and peaceful presence. I was very impressed by the calm and concentration he had during the whole brewing, starting from the pre-heating to the drinking.
When I'm brewing by myself, I am too absorbed by my movements and my routine to notice my own mistakes with the same ease. (And I'm still far from perfect!) But being on the outside and watching somebody else brew is much easier.
Therefore, one way you can improve is to record yourself with a video camera to see yourself when brewing tea. And if you have trouble brewing one of my teas, I would gladly review 1 video of you brewing one of my tea, so that I can tell you what you are doing wrong and how you can improve. The easiest way would be to post it on Youtube and send me your link. (I will also continue to make videos to show you my technique. Update: here is my Youtube channel to see them.)