Il tè della domenica: Prana (Ahista Tea)

  Prana, tè verde indiano bio by Ahista Tea Raccolto tardo-primaverile (maggio 2018), questo tè verde proviene da un giardino ad alta quota, organico dal 2002, che sorge a 1300 metri nella regione indiana di Meghalaya. Spettacolari foglie grandi, un mix tra verde scuro e qualche accento più chiaro. Muuuultiple infusioni ♡. Qui maggiori info […]

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Untrending: What Are The Health Benefits of Matcha, Really? (via The Swaddle)

“No one is saying don’t drink matcha, but a lot of scientists are saying there’s no clear understanding of how, if at all, green teas like matcha prevent aging and serious diseases like cancer through their antioxidant content. Until that is better known, make sure your matcha is from Japan, is drunk in moderation, and stays far away from your tiramisu.”

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world (via Quartz)

“Similarly, Japanese spaces tend to focus on structuring interactions, contingency, and connections to other people and to society. For example, traditional tea houses have doors that are narrow and low. This forces guests to lower their head and, historically, for samurai to leave their swords outside by the door. The doors serve to remind entrants of their relationship to the host (their lowered head) and to the broader culture (where weapons are not appropriate). In this way, they build spaces as extensions of culture and values, rather than  as places where culture happens.”

Capire al volo la giusta temperatura dell’acqua per il tè

Il famoso metodo a vista proposto da Lu Yu e praticato per secoli dai letterati cinesi è tutt’oggi una valida alternativa ai sofisticati termometri e ai bollitori di ultima generazione. Ma… c’è un ma e si chiama ‘terminologia’, ovvero tutti quegli occhi di pesce, di gamberetto, di granchio… Voi quanti secondi ci mettete a capire la differenza? Io, a volte, ci rifletto minuti interi :DD

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