Definition of a "tea master"

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Definition of a "tea master"

Postby fracol » Dec 23rd, '10, 12:40

What is your definition of a "tea master". Or if their is a realy way to define these masters. Just curious....

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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby David R. » Dec 23rd, '10, 17:57

Good question. Some like to be called this very easily...

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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby Chip » Dec 23rd, '10, 17:59

A moderator of a TeaForum? :lol:

OK, just kidding.

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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby bearsbearsbears » Dec 23rd, '10, 18:19

fracol wrote:What is your definition of a "tea master". Or if their is a realy way to define these masters. Just curious....


Tea master (ti 'maes.tr)
1. Tea vendor who wants to sell his tea and wares at a price-value grossly inflated by mysticism and hype;
2. Someone certified by one of numerous, unregulated organizations that purport to teach people about tea for large sums of money;
3. spec. The title of the blog of a French tea drinker living in Taiwan, also given to his various tea teachers;
4. Archaic/obsolete A person who, from a blend of study and experience, knows volumes about a particular genre or genres of tea, and shares his or her wisdom without the biasing motivation of tea or book sales.

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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby TIM » Dec 23rd, '10, 21:24

bearsbearsbears wrote:
fracol wrote:What is your definition of a "tea master". Or if their is a realy way to define these masters. Just curious....


Tea master (ti 'maes.tr)
1. Tea vendor who wants to sell his tea and wares at a price-value grossly inflated by mysticism and hype;
2. Someone certified by one of numerous, unregulated organizations that purport to teach people about tea for large sums of money;
3. spec. The title of the blog of a French tea drinker living in Taiwan, also given to his various tea teachers;
4. Archaic/obsolete A person who, from a blend of study and experience, knows volumes about a particular genre or genres of tea, and shares his or her wisdom without the biasing motivation of tea or book sales.


Wonderful! Well put : )
How about the def. of a Tea critic?

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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby Victoria » Dec 24th, '10, 12:17

+1


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Re: Definition of a "tea master"

Postby fracol » Dec 24th, '10, 13:31

I think I would go with the 4th one as the best answer.

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