|Spring 2015 Ali Shan Qingxin Oolong|
René Girard also explains that we need a scapegoat to bring back harmony between us. In recent years, I think that the rich Chinese businessman has become the scapegoat for rising prices of top quality teas and antique wares. A thought that is so violent that it borders on racism... But even many Taiwanese think so!
teas that are within your means. This doesn't necessarily mean choosing only cheap teas. It can also mean using fewer leaves per session and reserving the best teas for special occasions. I noticed that Buddhist monks who order from me occasionally purchase large quantities of my light oxidized Oolongs from Zhushan and only few High Mountain Oolongs and puerhs. Several wealthy professionals with a passion for tea often only purchase Da Yu Ling Oolong. As long as one stays within his means, it's OK.
Ultimately, the tea happiness from a Chaxi comes from the creation of harmony with your own vision. It's not just about feeling accepted by others because you brew the same tea the same way. It's going further than that and using tea to express your own creativity, your own style and feelings. Tea meets art.