品茶 – Tasting Tea
The basic requirements of tea drinking are to strive for the quality of tea, the purity of water, the proper brewing and the exquisite tea utensils. But in order to make tea from material enjoyment to spiritual and artistic enjoyment, the relationship between tea tasting and surrounding environment is very important. Green mountains and cloud and rivers, small bridges, pavilions, Qin, chess, calligraphy and painting, elegant living room, of course, is the ideal environment for tea.
The tea should be of high quality, the tea set should be exquisite, the tea water should be beautiful, and the elegance and tranquility of the surrounding environment should be paid attention to when making tea. Often invite two or three confidants to sit around the table and drink tea in a leisurely mood. Through tea appearance, color, smell and taste, we can get aesthetic comfort and achieve spiritual sublimation. Its main purpose is artistic conception, not how much tea you drink, but to stop drinking at will. “Quench thirst” has become insignificant in tea tasting.