Ruben! Nice photos!

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Anonymous asked: I love your photos! Thank your sharing! May I ask where you are located? I am new to Denver, Colorado after Tea travels through California. :)

别客气! You are welcome! Thanks for the interest. I am located in Santa Cruz CA.

People buying tea from me have to put up with my poor calligraphy. Also 1992 vintage 7581 the “lazer brick” the best shou pu’er I’ve ever had.

People buying tea from me have to put up with my poor calligraphy. Also 1992 vintage 7581 the “lazer brick” the best shou pu’er I’ve ever had.

2011 & 2006 bái chá 白茶

2011 & 2006 bái chá 白茶

My juniper bonsai made a guest appearance in my tea space today for some clients.  🌳🍵

My juniper bonsai made a guest appearance in my tea space today for some clients. 🌳🍵

abl-tea:

 

abl-tea:

 

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centuriespast:

Bowl with interior auspicious design of bats, Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1912), with mark of the reign of Qianlong (1735–1796), 19th century, Porcelain with overglaze enamels
Although bats have negative associations in the West, in China they benefit from a lucky coincidence: the word for bat, fu, is pronounced just like the words for “blessings” and “riches” (even though the written characters are different). The red bats, seen here, are examples of another pun, as the word for red, hong, sounds like the word for “vast”; combining bats and the color red thus creates a wish for vast blessings and wealth. Furthermore, the group of five bats itself refers to the “Five Blessings”: long life, health, wealth, love of virtue, and a peaceful death.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Bowl with interior auspicious design of bats, Chinese, Qing Dynasty (1644–1912), with mark of the reign of Qianlong (1735–1796), 19th century, Porcelain with overglaze enamels

Although bats have negative associations in the West, in China they benefit from a lucky coincidence: the word for bat, fu, is pronounced just like the words for “blessings” and “riches” (even though the written characters are different). The red bats, seen here, are examples of another pun, as the word for red, hong, sounds like the word for “vast”; combining bats and the color red thus creates a wish for vast blessings and wealth. Furthermore, the group of five bats itself refers to the “Five Blessings”: long life, health, wealth, love of virtue, and a peaceful death.

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

My first stop into Song tea. What a beautiful shop. Was helped by a very well informed and friendly staff member Amanda. I’ll write up more once I spend some time with the teas I bought. #songtea #chinesetea #gongfucha

My first stop into Song tea. What a beautiful shop. Was helped by a very well informed and friendly staff member Amanda. I’ll write up more once I spend some time with the teas I bought. #songtea #chinesetea #gongfucha

Happy Holidays

fuckyeahteaporn:

teatechaycha:/日本茶道 photo by ARO

fuckyeahteaporn:

teatechaycha:/日本茶道 photo by ARO

I like when I spot people drinking chinese tea. A local book store employee has been drinking pu’er on the job for the last decade.

I like when I spot people drinking chinese tea. A local book store employee has been drinking pu’er on the job for the last decade.

All day. 567 boxes of tea. 87 of tea ware.