Welcome to the Digital Table where you are part of a
global conversation with tea. Global Tea Hut is a Non-Profit Organization that
sends out a sampling of tea, a gift and a special magazine. Everything is
brought together by the community to spread the love of tea, Dao and
Zen. Join us the last Wednesday of every month to discuss the current packet from Global Tea Hut.
This series was created because the message from Global Tea Hut touched
me. It is of my own creation and I receive nothing from them ,but good karma of
spreading their message and cause . All past posts can be found under “Digital Table” here.
This months package blew me away! Not only was the issue larger and packed full of information, but this months tea was an old friend. Bing Dao, also known as Ice Island or “King of the Forest”. I tried this tea for the first time around this time last year at Tao Tea Leaf. It was like a long lost friend coming to visit after many years apart.
When trying this tea again after almost a year, it still had a minty side to it on the tongue. The favour is hard to place but it reminds me of a spring that ran into the creek near my Grandfathers home. It had slight earthy notes but also “tasted” of nature.
On to this months magazine which is packed full of information on Puerh and other goodies. I quite enjoyed learning more about this type of tea , especially the different eras associated. Although I must say I was glad that Wu De included another article stressing the importance of the brewer.
As I said last week, the condition your mind is in will effect your tea. Wu De took it even further in is article, “The Center of a Tea Session”. He used a calligraphy analogy to further this idea
…the student asked the master how to paint the perfect scroll of calligraphy, to which the master responded, “perfect yourself and paint naturally!”.
This line shows that your internal self is just as important as how much you practice brewing. Wu De even suggested that even how you treat people and what you eat can effect the brew. It would be very interesting to try a new diet and see how it effects your tea brewing (because Tea Journey readers are kind and are true to their truth).
Global Tea Hut is a digital community where tea drinkers enjoy the same tea(s) every month across the world. It is subscription based where all the proceeds go towards a non-profit tea center (Tea Sage Hut) in Taiwan that is open to all. For more information on Global Tea Hut and the center please visit them at:
**All opinions are my own and subscription is paid by me, as a donation to the tea center