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Tea Life Audio

Tea Life Audio is a podcast about Japanese Tea Ceremony and related arts. This is a round table show, with an open discussion about Tea. The show has three hosts who have several decades of combined experience with Tea ceremony.

Each episode follows a similar structure of: Announcements, Banter, Anecdote, and Main Tea topic.

If you have any comments about our show or a given episode please go to our forum and leave a comment.

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 79 – Okashi

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Anthony

Poem

湯を汲みて茶碗に入る、其の時の柄杓の捻は肱よりぞ爲る
yu o kumite chawan ni ireru, sono toki no hishaku no neji wa hiji kara yori zo suru

Into a tea bowl
The cascade of water hot
Flows from the elbow,
Urged by a twist from this joint
A hot stream chords from bamboo

Information referenced:

Polish “Okashi”

Polish “Okashi”

Antonys new spout chawan

Antonys new spout chawan

 


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 78 – Teaching Online

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Damian
  • Anthony

 

Poem 52
柄杓にて湯を汲む時の習には、三の心得 有物ぞ可し
hishaku nite yu wo kumu toki no narai ni wa, san no kokoroe arumono zo kashi

For the hishaku
Learn to unlearn these three faults:
“Empty” hishaku
“Dead” shaku and “oil” shaku
Once unlearned, refine further

 

Main Topic – Teaching Online

 

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 077 – Year of the dog

Hosts:
– Adam
– Marius
– Anthony

Poem
51. 湯を汲まば 柄杓に心 月の輪 の損ねぬように覺悟して汲め
yu wo kumaba hishaku ni kokoro tsuki no wa no sokonenu yō ni kakugo shite kume

When drawing water
From the kettle you must care
For the crescent moon:
Scoop so you do not damage
This delicate bamboo lune

Main Topic – Year of the Dog

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