Dribbling Teapots – a thing of the past???

Alright – so according to some scientists in Lyon, France – they have solved the mystery to the dribbling teapot – not only have they solved the mystery – they’ve solved the problem!… Continue reading

The Japanese Teahouse – cha-shitsu

Terunobu Fujimori’s teahouse on stilts – which we wrote previously about – made us want to explore some more interesting teahouses.  The Japanese teahouse – or ‘cha-shitsu’ (tea hut) is designed with the… Continue reading

A little fun – Wordle

We discovered this fun website that creates word clouds from your blogs – it’s called Wordle.  You can adjust your layout, your font and your colour.  A great snapshot of what you’re talking… Continue reading

The Simple Green – by Jeff Fuchs (part 2)

Jeff Fuchs has spent a large part of the last ten years travelling and living in Asia – his fascination with indigenous people has led into a passion and love for tea.  Jeff… Continue reading

The Simple Green – by Jeff Fuchs (part 1)

Jeff Fuchs has spent a large part of the last ten years travelling and living in Asia – his fascination with indigenous people has led into a passion and love for tea.  Jeff… Continue reading

Takasugi-an – A teahouse (built) too high

It looks a little wacky – but there’s something about the simplicity and the ostrich like legs of this teahouse that is intriguingly beautiful. Terunobu Fujimori is a well known Japanese architect who… Continue reading

Tea Time!

More entries for the ‘Calma-Sutra of Tea Scholarship’. We can’t get enough of these.

Nurturing the genius – Olé Olé Olé

We listened to this talk given by Elizabeth Gilbert – author of Eat, Pray, Love at the TED conference in February and were deeply moved by her words – her sentiment and her… Continue reading

Namaste

Anyone who has attended a yoga class has said the words or had the words spoken to them – Namaste.  It feels peaceful, it sounds peaceful and it has a beautiful aura to… Continue reading

High Blood Pressure – the Japanese approach…

Well – you can’t say they don’t get your attention! Here is a Japanese ad for tea – their approach is to help with high blood pressure…

Haiku Teacups

We see so many teapots and teacups – but these we found truly beautiful and inspirational.  They are teacups that are lovingingly adorned with handwritten haiku poems.  The artist says:  ‘…my hope is… Continue reading