INTRODUCTION TO TEA IN THE SONG DYNASTY | Mini Lecture by Sifu Fion Wu
Discover the roots of the wonderful drink that we know today as 'matcha'.
This is a short (13 minute) lecture by Sifu Fion Wu, who has been a tea student since age 5. In this class, Ms. Wu provides an introduction to tea service, as practiced in the Song Dynasty. She describes the equipment required, roasts and grinds a 'tea cake' and demonstrates the process to whisk a bowl. She also describes how to create beautiful art on the froth.
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TEA IN THE SONG DYNASTY
Some forgotten hero in the Song Dynasty (960 – 1279 CE) had a good idea: mill tea into a fine powder and whisk it in hot water. His name has been forgotten, but his idea still thrives in the modern world.
Cha No Yu (茶の湯) or Sa Do (茶道), the Japanese Way of Tea, is a fascinating expression of the powdered tea practice that started in the Song Dynasty. Many schools trace their origin to Sen no Rikyū, who codified a system to practice Cha No Yu in the 1500's.
Fewer people, however, are initiated in the older 'whisked tea' schools of the Song Dynasty.
MEET YOUR TEACHER, SIFU FION WU:
- Vice President of the International Tea Culture Exchange Association
- Director of Tea Ceremony and Flower Art Exchange Association, Taiwan
- Co-founder of Tea & Floral Art Studio
- Chinese Flower art research first-class florist
- 2018 Guangdong Province "National Tea Cup": Silver Award
- Instructor of Tea, Zhongshan Technician College
- Lecturer in Beitai Primary School, Zhongshan City
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