- Feb 11, 2007
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Absolutely. On the one hand, the taste is the taste and you’d think the setting and implements shouldn’t matter. However, I have to admit, putting some effort into orchestrating the stage, and thus getting your mood in the right place, meaningfully amplifies enjoyment of the tea. The aromas and flavors are so subtle and hard to put your finger on that a contemplative mental focus is crucial. The ancients were onto something, I guess.i see nothing wrong with that teapot on that saucer they should meld nicely with just a little use
this is the perfect place for rustic wares you can spend time with the glaze and contemplate the making whilst enjoying dat brew
On a related note, I find that you cannot really enjoy good tea with more than a small handful of people. In Chinese tradition, the limit is three. I think it still works with two couples sitting down together, but once you’re at five or more it seems that people lose focus.