Monday, August 27, 2007

Chinese tea quotes

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world.
T'ien Yiheng

The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen,
curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock,
unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine,
gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr,
and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.

Lu Yu, the great Chinese scholar and writer

“It tempers the spirits and harmonizes the mind,
dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue,
awakens thought and prevents drowsiness,
lightens and refreshes the body,
and clears the perceptive faculties.”
Lu Yu, the great Chinese scholar and writer

The effect of tea is cooling.
As a drink, it suits very well persons of self-restraint and good conduct.
When feeling hot, thirsty; depressed, suffering from headache,
eye-ache, fatigue of the four limbs, or paints in the joints,
One should drink tea only; four or five times.”
Lu Yu, Ch’a Ching, 780

"There are seven matters related to the starting of a family's life,
firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar and tea."

Chinese proverb

"Better to be deprived of food for three days,
than tea for one."
Chinese proverb

1 comment:

Clecia said...

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