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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.

Lates blog posts

TeaLife Audio – Ep 130 – Sumi

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Anthony
  • Kyle
  • Marus

Topic – Sumi

Poem #88
When displaying a wicker flower vase in the alcove space,
It sits directly on the floor with no board under its base
床の上に籠花入を置く時は薄板などはしかぬものなり
toko no ue ni kago hana-ire o oku toki wa usuita nado wa shikanu mono nari

Information Referenced

Kyles sumi supplier: https://www.instagram.com/dartmoorcharcoal/ https://www.instagram.com/johnwilliamsondartmoor/


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 129 – Sarah, an online journey

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Hosts:

  • Adam
  • Sarah
  • Marius

Topic – An online journey

板床に葉茶壺茶入品々を飾らで 飾る法も有りけり
ita-doko ni ha-cha-tsubo cha-ire shina-jina o kazara de kazaru hō mo arikeri

A board-floor alcove rejects precious pieces like tea jars for display
But should the occasion call, there are other rules to obey

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TeaLife Audio – Episode 128 – Sven and Chinese Tea

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Hosts
– Adam
– Sven Schwannberger
 
Topic
Chinese tea
 
Poem
Die Ros’ ist ohn warumb
Sie blühet weil sie blühet
Sie achtt nicht jhrer selbst
fragt nicht ob man sie sihet.
 
 
The rose is without “Why”?
It blooms because it blooms
Not admiring itself 
Nor asking to be seen by others.

 

Angelus Silesius (1624-1677)
 

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