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What My Tea Says to Me: Ichigo Ichie

Ichigo Ichie one time, transience. moment. delicate. precious. life. one meeting, serenity. chance. nature. exposed. time. J.R. Cook   Image provided and copyright held by author The post What My Tea Says to Me: Ichigo Ichie appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, Design, Ichigo Ichie, Tea illustration, Tea Poem

American Modern Cup + Saucer

Available in nine different colorways, this round-edged and stout teacup holds six liquid ounces of your favorite brew. The cup and saucer set is a reproduction of Russel Wright’s American Modern line, which launched in 1939 and featured plenty of curvy silhouettes. While all the colors are covetable, our pick is the turquoise—one of the original Wright hues.
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Design, Dining, Ceramics, Wright, Russel Wright, Kitchenware, Teacups, American Modern

One Ton of Tea and Countless Teapot Spouts

  Three exhibit spaces in Los Angeles recently showcased the work of Chinese artist Ai WeiWei (b. 1957) who has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 2015. At the Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, 5,929 crudely-built wooden stools from the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing dynasty (1644-1911) formed a 72-foot square centerpiece, while the walls were adorned by 12 LEGO-brick artworks: Each featuring the head of a Chinese zodiac sign juxtaposing a famous landmark. 2019 is the year of the Boar or Pig. ...
Tags: Tea, Art, Los Angeles, Community, Eiffel Tower, Ai, Ai Weiwei, Broad, Berlin Germany, Yayoi Kusama, Jeffrey Deitch, Marciano Art Foundation, Tea Art, Pig Paris

In This Manhattan Apartment, Every Room Is a Testament to Japanese Tradition

The artist Hiroshi Sugimoto’s first architectural project in New York City is a defiant celebration of a bygone age.
Tags: Tea, Art, News, New York City, Manhattan, Ny, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Culture (Arts, Interior Design and Furnishings, Central Park (Manhattan

Get cozy this season with these 7 hot vegan drinks for winter

Thoughts of snowy winter days bring to mind a toasty fire, slippers, sweaters, blankets and warm drinks. It makes sense, because they all equate to the perfect combination of coziness. While traditional tea or coffee is a lovely choice, it’s fun to explore new flavors. For those that are vegan by choice or by circumstance, traditional drinks can be limiting. We’ve conjured up a varied blend of hot drink options to fit your vegan lifestyle. Note that most of these options can also be adapted for...
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Cooking, Drinks, Design, London, Winter, Features, Recipe, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian, Eat & Drink, Medjool, Cider Apple

Glass Teapot Set

With the filter built into the lid and a body made heat-resistant glass, this teapot is foolproof. Included in this set are two green teas—Sencha Unro and Gokujo Genmaicha—which can be brewed for a single cup or a big batch. Appropriate for teabags or loose-leaf, this 750ml pot will elevate tea time.
Tags: Tea, Japan, Design, Green Tea, Tea Set, Teapot, Ippodo


The tea brewing process is pretty straightforward, so it simply wouldn’t be right to expect that some wildly innovative solution to roll along. I mean, why mess up a good thing? That being said, this is a perfect example of good design that’s not attempting to reinvent the wheel. Rather, it’s just aiming to function and function well (and perhaps look good while doing it).Called ‘CUTEA,’ the set features a metal tea infuser, matte ceramic saucer, and matching ceramic saucer. The wide-mouthed i...
Tags: Kitchen, Tea, Design, Dining, Infuser, Product Design, Umbra, Drinkware, CUTEA, Eugenie de Loynes

What My Tea Says To Me – October

Life Is Now Be life. Let your senses see. Breathe the gentle fragrance. Like a bird – aware. You are here. Unwrapping your gift. Now is life. Image provided and copyright held by author The post What My Tea Says To Me – October appeared first on T Ching.
Tags: Tea, Art, Design, Poetry, Appreciation

Turquoise Marble Teapot

In partnership with Parisian atelier Astier de Villatte, NYC designer and découpage artist John Derian has released a series of 19th Century-inspired tablewares. Each piece, handmade in Paris from glazed terracotta, features one of Derian’s images or patterns. Here, this nine-inch-tall teapot wears a striking Théière Marbre Turquoise Orange Noir print—that varies from piece to piece.  
Tags: Tea, Design, NYC, Paris, POTS, Homewares, Astier, Derian, Terracotta, John Derian, Astier de Villatte, Tablewares, Tea Pots, Théière Marbre Turquoise Orange Noir

Blast From the Past: Georgia O’Keeffe and the cup of humanity

One of my favorite encounters with the spirit of tea came while touring the home and studio of Georgia O’Keeffe in Abiquiu, New Mexico. In her pantry, I spied two Mason jars on the wall. One had been hand labeled by O’Keeffe as Tea. Next to it was a jar with a label that read Good Tea. I laughed out loud. This is the moment of enlightenment all students of tea eventually discover along their way. Enlightenment begins the moment we realize there is tea, and there is good tea. Hopefully, we carry...
Tags: Tea, Art, Boston, Columbia University, New Mexico, Archives, Santa Fe, Classic, Frank Lloyd Wright, Patten, Mason, Patton, O'Keeffe, Okakura Kakuzo, Bruce Richardson, Tao Te Ching

Sunup is Coffee For Tea Drinkers

The green coffee brand found the lightest roasts always tasted best—so they decided not to roast at all “It was 2011 and we were drinking a lot of traditional coffee. We noticed the best tasting coffees always came from the lightest roasts. Then it hit us: why roast at all?” Sunup boasts on its website. The idea sounds ambitious at best and worthy of never …
Tags: Coffee, Tea, Design, Latte, Food + Drink, Energy Drinks, Coffee Beans, Green Coffee, Sunup Green Coffee, Coffee For Tea Drinkers

Inspired With Japan: How to Create Your Own Personal Tea Room

Guest contribution by Hannah Thomas The word “Zen” is what first comes to mind when we think of Japan. Japanese design is characterized by simplicity and minimalistic approach, which ultimately leads to serenity and harmony. The cluttered living is bad for the mind and body, so Japanese modest design is about restoring balance into our lives through a careful choice of elements and colors in our homes. Ancient tea ceremonies performed in Japanese households are focused on achieving inner pea...
Tags: Tea, Japan, UK, Design, China, Traditional, Sydney Australia, Norway Sweden, Tatami, Tea Room, Hannah Thomas, Tokonoma, Shoji Japan House

This chic Moganshan resort celebrates the local Chinese landscape

Blessed with serene mountain vistas and a rich history, Moganshan also boasts a wide array of beautiful resorts including Anadu, a new rural retreat designed by local architecture firm Studio 8. Located at the northern foot of the Mogan Mountain in Huzhou, about two hours from Shanghai, the luxury resort embraces its enticing surroundings comprised of lush bamboo forests, tea fields and ancient villas. Constructed with natural materials throughout, the hotel is undeniably connected to its rural...
Tags: Tea, Design, Hotels, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Resort, Bamboo, Carousel Showcase, Heatherwick Studio, Moganshan, Luxury Resort, Huzhou, Nature Inspired Architecture, Chinese architecture

The Story of a Thing: An Artist on the ‘Magical Importance’ of a 15-Year-Old Tea Bag

The French multimedia artist Laure Prouvost’s most prized possession is a relic once used by her grandparents.
Tags: Tea, Art, News, Grandparents, Laure Prouvost

This trippy tea house in Shanghai is built from 999 handmade timber sticks

Chinese design studio MINAX Architects have combined contemporary architecture with traditional Chinese tea drinking rituals in the ONE Teahouse, a cocoon-like space crafted from 999 handmade wooden sticks. Spanning an area of just 17.86 square meters (about 59 square feet), the compact tea house is a result of the renovation of an existing timber structure in Shanghai’s Hongkou District. The architects completed the project over the course of three months. Tea has long been an important part...
Tags: Tea, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Interior Design, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Egg Shaped Architecture, Contemporary Architecture, Tea House, Hongkou District, Teahouse, Sculptural Architecture, ARCHSTUDIO, MINAX Architects

The Importance Of Teapot Design

One of the many perks of founding T Ching is that I get solicited by tea and teaware companies to review their products. I was delighted to get such a request from notNeutral regarding their CALA collection of teaware. When my box arrived, I was very excited to have a look and actually hold my teapot. After removing the outer box, I was impressed with their white packaging. When companies take the time to produce interesting packaging, it sets the stage for what will be inside. I was not disapp...
Tags: Tea, Design, Product Reviews, Tea Set, Teapot, Ching

AriZona Iced Tea's "Great Buy 99" NYC Pop-Up: Celebrating 25-years of business with bright, nostalgic design and limited edition products you can't drink

For more than 25 years Arizona Iced Tea has been a staple in grocery stores, delis and bodegas in the US and increasingly in countries in Europe and Asia. Its 99-cent tall can has accrued a devout following and frequently appeals to early '90s...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Drinks, Asia, Europe, Design, NYC, US, Arizona, Branding, Pop-up, Greentea, Designweek, Icedtea

Make yourself some Darth-jeeling tea!

How does Vader like his tea? Burning hot! Although he doesn’t complain if it’s Luke-warm either…The Fowndry’s hilarious, quirky kettle pays tribute to one of cinema’s most popular villains. Designed with a silhouette that uncannily resembles Vader’s helmet, the Darth Vader Kettle comes made in Stainless Steel and Plastic, has a 1.7L capacity, and a whistle that the creators describe as being powerful enough to “awaken the Force”!We’re loving every bit of the adaptation, especially the handle tha...
Tags: Deals, Kitchen, Tea, Star Wars, Design, Kettle, Darth Vader, Product Design, Tableware, Luke, Drinkware, The Fowndry, Darth Vader Kettle, Stainless Steel and Plastic

This Is What An Artist Sees In A Cup Of Bigelow Tea

Tea and #TeaProudly are all about being true to yourself, doing what makes you happy and sharing it with others – all with tea involved, of course! And that’s why Bigelow Tea wanted to share a story of an artist who’s making all that happen in a really creative way with a special kind of tea art. Tea art is becoming a popular trend — typically using a blend of tea and watercolors to paint or stencil in subdued but oh-so-attractive tones to make truly delightful art. These are usually done on...
Tags: Tea, Art, Europe, Paris, Steep, Green Tea, Terri, Bigelow, Bigelow Tea, Iced Tea, Teaproudly, Tea Art, Terri Price, Instagram Feeling

Drink the tea… not the tea-bag!

The advantage of the tea-bag is its disposable-bag nature… The bad thing about tea-bags is also its disposable-bag nature. Let me explain what I mean. You use tea bags in places where traditional brewing isn’t possible. At a kiosk, at your work-desk, at the dining table of a restaurant or your home. However, there are two processes to tea-bag prepared tea. One, the brewing, and two, the disposing of the tea-bag. Unlike coffee that dissolves in water/milk, tea leaves don’t, and having to haplessl...
Tags: Tea, Design, Creative, Product Design, Ceramic, Mug, Drinkware, Tea Bag

Tea Towel & A Yayoi Kusama Exhibit

The Broad’s special exhibit Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors closed a few weeks ago. Angelinos who missed the show could catch it at the remaining stops, Toronto, Cleveland, or Atlanta, before the collection of six mirror-lined rooms leaves North America. Yayoi Kusama was born in 1929, in Japan’s Nagano Prefecture. She attained international recognition in 1957 via a solo exhibit, just a few weeks after her arrival in Seattle. Since 1977 she has resided, voluntarily, at a mental hospital in Japan...
Tags: Tea, Art, Japan, Atlanta, Community, North America, Seattle, Vincent Van Gogh, Yayoi Kusama, Kusama, Infinity Mirrors, Tea Towel, Toronto Cleveland, Kusama Pumpkin

CH Omakase 2017: Tea Drunk Private Sessions: A foray into top-quality bespoke Chinese tea, at the East Village cafe

As journalists and explorers, we are drawn to many different types of people but experts and those profoundly passionate about what they do tend to top our list. Shunan Tang of NYC's Tea Drunk is the most knowledgable individual about Chinese teas...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Design, NYC, Food-drink, East Village, Omakase, Chomakase, Omakase2017, Teadrunk, Teatastings, Chinesetea, Shunantang, Shunan Tang

Clothing made from kombucha tea

Sacha Lauri makes clothing and jewelry out of kombucha, more specifically the SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria and Yeast) floating on the surface of the fermented tea. Her company is called Kombucha Couture. From an interview with Lauri in MAKE: Sasha, what’s the process of making an actual dress out of SCOBY? It is very simple! First of all, boil 1 gallon of water and add 6 black teabags (for phytonutrient/nitrogen source) and 1 cup of sugar (as carbohydrates fuel the fermentation and ...
Tags: Tea, Post, Fashion, Design, News, Clothing, Sasha, Lauri, SCOBY, Sacha Lauri

Tea for Three

Designed for modern microliving, the Double Compact Tea Maker does just as the name suggests. It’s been reduced to the bare essentials without sacrificing functionality to accommodate small households of 1, 2, or 3 people with limited kitchen space.The “pot” actually consists of two internal pots. The infuser and the teapot are located inside of the water pot. The advantage of this twist in design is that it provides a better brewing experience by eliminating the possibility of accidental overtu...
Tags: Kitchen, Tea, Design, Product Design, Teapot, Aybike Eser, Double Compact Tea Maker

Buy: Ceremonial-Grade Matcha Tasting Set

From Kyoto-based Matchaeologist comes a new ceremonial-grade matcha tasting set incorporating three different blends: Misaki, Matsu, and Meiko. This very collection has repeatedly won the highest award from Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, when judged...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Design, Kyoto, Food_drink, Teasets, Ministry of Agriculture, Matcha, Meiko, Foodanddrink2017, Ceremonies, Tastingsets, Misaki Matsu

Buy: Countess Dorothea Vanilla Tea

A new addition to the Penhaligon's Portrait series—a collection of scents built around eccentric, imaginative characters—the Countess Dorothea Vanilla Tea marks a first for the English heritage brand. It's one of their first ever special blend teas...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Drinks, Design, Beverages, Food_drink, Penhaligons, Penhaligon, Foodanddrink2017, Vanillatea, Countess Dorothea Vanilla Tea

10 years, 2 weeks and 10 days to make one teacup

I’m sure you would agree that a drink tastes better when it’s served in an appropriate cup or glass. Would you even think of drinking Dom Perignon from a plastic cup?! Japanese tea in particular seems to come alive with taste and depth of character when it nestles up to Mother Earth in the form of clay that has been moulded by hand and fired in a kiln – and the Japanese have almost made pottery a religion. Like their cuisine, a sushi chef doesn’t cook ramen, nor does a potter from Bizen craft...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Design, Handmade, Honshu, Mother Earth, Pottery, Goma, Dom Perignon, Okayama Prefecture, Bizen, Teacups, Tokoname Tanba Echizen Shigaraki, Arita Mino Hagi Mashiko, Sueyaki, Hidasuki

Tea Tailored to You

Brewing at the right temperature and for the right amount of time is crucial for making a proper cup of tea. Too hot and it will taint the antioxidants, too long and it will extract unwanted flavors. TEAMOSA marries modern science and traditional tea-making so you get the perfect tea-making experience each time.It uses a specialized ultrasonic extraction method to enhance aroma and taste. You can begin brewing in seconds with quick and easy TEAMOSA pods. Simply place them in the device and it ...
Tags: Kitchen, Tea, Design, Appliances, Product Design, Brewer, Teamosa, Irven Liu

Buy: Unimug

This all-in-one teapot and mug is made for solo time, and takes a few tips from the traditional Japanese tea ceremony at the same time. Heat-resistant to save your hands, this cup keeps your tea warm while it steeps and you concentrate on getting zen...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Design, Teapots, Food_drink, Kitchenware, Drinkware, Gg2017, Selfcare2017

Buy: Matcha Starter Kit

With everything needed to start a matcha obsession, Ippodo's five-matcha tea kit includes all items required for regular and consistent matcha-making. There's a strainer, whisk, bamboo ladle, whisk stand and (of course) five different high-grade matchas...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Tea, Japan, Design, Japanese, Kyoto, Food_drink, Greentea, Matcha, Ippodo

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