Tea Harvest

In Asia, harvesting tea is traditionally a woman’s job. Their speed, small motor dexterity, delicate gestures and patience are considered essential for gaining the highest yield from a crop. They gather from the top of the plants and toss the leaves into the baskets strapped to their backs. The tea bush produces a small bud …

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Reading Tea Leaves

The ancient practice of divination has always accompanied tea drinking and meditation in both China and Japan. The tea ceremony is an act of meditation, and the analysis of the left over tea leaves reflects the state of things at that precise instant. The interpretation of the different patterns and symbols that the tea leaf …

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