Painting A Picture, Then Drinking It

We’ve already introduced you to the tea arts, and their historical significance, but what of the actual details of making this art? You can’t just swish some tea around and expect to get proper results. True beauty in the tea arts is intrinsically tied to tradition.

 

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As something that dates all the way back to the Song Dynasty, there are a lot of intricate details built up around the act. Follow along with our guide as she shows you through the winding path that is tea art. Make sure to watch the video carefully! You wouldn’t want limp foam.

 

 

It just goes to show, anything can be an art form with enough dedication. When you combine that dedication with the most refined aspects of Chinese culture, you end up with something truly sublime.

 

Editor: Zoey Zou

Camera: Zhang Yuyang