Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Art of Tea

well, since i'm in the middle of cleaning the house right now, i dont have time to make anything for my Tea Time Tuesday and too lazy to take photos as i'm having a not so fun date with Dyson (my vacuum cleaner).

But i want to share a video of Japanese Tea Ceremony which I found so beautiful and relaxing and also few photos that I found in the world wide web via google :)

Talking about attention to detail! the Korean Tea Ceremony is a little bit similar than Japanese, here is the video;

and here is the chinese tea ceremony;

so I guess for an impatient girl like me, I'll stick to english tea parties with their yummy and scrumptious sandwiches and tea scones, but i do love to know different kinds of tea drinking rituals around the world,sadly i couldn't find a video from my country as Indonesian tend to drink their tea almost the same as the english except we dont have beautiful and colorful designs of teacups/teapots like english do, more like plain teacups/teapots made of clay.

Image and words taken from Beelittlefood

Teh Poci is brewed tea in the typical tea pot (poci) which is made of clay and sweeten by adding rock sugar.
Teh poci is well-liked by people specificaly from central java and its originally from Slawi *Tegal and its become very famous drinking tea traditions.

If you have the tea set of teh poci at home, the key secret you should do is by soaking the sets in the bucket-full of brewed tea and leave it over night in order to get rid of the muddy smells

The Javanese especiall Tegal people would do after brewed the tea and served, they have never washed the tea pot (poci), they have just discarded the rest of the tea alone because they believe that the clay tea pot would absorbed the aroma and flavor, by over time it remains a very classic fragrant.

The jasmine aroma from the poci is smell magic and it would probably makes you spelled :))

Linking to:

Rose Chintz Cottage



  1. Well ive certainly learnt something today - great post Susan! So will you be making a poci tea pot on one of your crafty makes? ;o) Scarlett x

  2. Susan, how perfect for tea time!! Thank you for sharing these. The first video was very ceremonial, and reminded me of my son's former Aido classes...the art of drawing the samori sword. Everything had to be exact. It was very rigid, yet very flowing and beautiful at the same time.

    I can't imagine Americans slowing down for any of this..they are like dogs chasing their tales..in such a hurry to go - where? I love my country and people, but we need to get a grip!

    I love the music on the videos...soooo relaxing. Can you imagine how much more people would purchase in stores if the stores played this sort of music instead of the head-banging stuff they make us listen to? I don't know about in England, but here even the grocery stores are so stressful because of the loud, rude music.

    Thank you for sharing this, and giving me a moment to BREATHE!

    Be blessed today - even while your vacuuming,
    Marianne xox

  3. Lovely post Susan, hope you've finished your cleaning and can put your feet up! ;)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  4. Hi Susan,
    thank you for sharing all this interesting informations. I learned that tea is around the world a favoured drink to enjoy and relax.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. This could not have come a better time, I have been so interested in this! THX SUSAN!!! Thanks for linking to TPT!

  6. Susan, THANK YOU for sharing this information and photos of Indonesian style tea drinking!!! I read/study about tea traditions around the world also. I studied Urusenke for 3 years with my sensei Mrs Koizumi. I host English style teas for friends and family. I have learned about other traditions but not seen these clay cups and poci....interesting!

  7. Great post Susan! Recently Holland America Cruise Lines sent out a Mariner magazine with several pages dedicated to the Indonesian art of tea. I'll have to see if I can find the issue. There were some recipes as well. They do an Indonesian tea on their cruises apparently!

  8. This is a great post! I really enjoyed watching the tea ceremony videos! I had a Chinese flatmate when living in halls at University and she treated us to some beautiful tea served in gorgeous tea bowls - it was lovely and you've reminded me of it so thank you :-)

    Jem xXx

  9. Thank you Susan, for sharing these interesting tea ceremonies with Tea Time. I especially enjoyed the Chinese one; probably because her mannerisms and the music were so soothing to me. Hope you have a lovely week.


  10. Thanks for sharing the videos, I really enjoyed watching them. The tea making/serving in the video's were so lovely to watch, they make it into such an art form really.
    I found it interesting to learn the Indonesian way to serve tea as well. I have learned quite a lot from your post :)
    Off to have a cup of tea now..

  11. Absolutely fascinating post! I was able to watch the first video. It amazes me how patient and intent she is. Just wonderful!

  12. Just popping by to say 'hello', and to thank you for your sweet comment. I'm so happy you got to speak with your mother. I know you treasure those moments.

    May you be overcome by blessings today,
    Marianne xo

  13. Hello my little friend! This was such an informative post and it's so nice that you appreciate and enjoy something so simple. I'm drinking some chamomile tea right now, we're having an extremely rare day of summer rain here today so perfect tea weather!

    Happy tea drinking!!!


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