japanese tea ceremony
I realized a pet desire last week of being party to a Japanese tea ceremony.  The principal difference between the Chinese and Japanese approach to tea is a focus on the substance rather than the aura of tea. To understand Chinese tea, boil, steep and drink expansively – each chajin cultivating her individual practice immersed […]

Master of Japanese Tea Ceremony visits UBC Vancouver

yixing tea pot 4
This city’s good at keeping secrets, not least on where exactly to buy yixing teapots in Vancouver. The question came to mind when I stumbled upon the Poly Cultural Centre, an unassuming little gallery in the financial district which regularly hosts fine Asian crafts and tangible Chinese cultural artifacts… for free! The centre […]

Where to buy yixing teapots in Vancouver?