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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 81 – Students progression

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Host

  • Aaron
  • Marius

Guest

  • Ula

 

Poem

茶を振るは手先を振ると思うなよ肘より振れよ、それが秘事也
cha wo furu wa tesaki wo furu to omou na yo hiji yori fure yo sore ga hiji nari

When whisking the cha
Think not of nimble fingers
Nor a snappy wrist
Instead whisk from your elbow
From here does the action flow

The rhyming of ‘hiji’ (elbow) and ‘hiji’ (secret matter) seems intentional. I have reflected this with a rhyme in the translation

 

Main Topic – Students progression

 

 


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TeaLife Audio – Episode 80 – A Bit of Everything

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Hosts

  • Adam
  • Marius
  • Anthony

 

Poem

柄杓にて白湯と水とを汲む時は、汲むと思はじ、持つと思はじ
hishaku nite sayu to mizu to o kumu toki wa, kumu to omowaji, motsu to omowaji

Scoop without scooping
When you draw up hot water
Scoop without scooping
When you ladle fresh water
Hold the shaku with no hand

 

Information Referenced

 

 

 


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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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