teaisme wrote:Now what would be cool....is if there was a plant that thrived well on teawater. Then we could just pour our waste water straight into the pot and not empty it
I will add that to the list along with rush, marsh marigold, and iris that i will plant in a container this spring next to my tea table.
Are there any good alternatives?
theredbaron wrote:There endless possibilities for a set up - i use some very old ming or song bowls as a tea boat, and qing blue and white plates of different sizes as a plate/saucer for my cups. I have different vessels i use as a wastewater bucket - the nicest one are village style bowls of rough clay with a green rice glazing which were used here in Thailand until a few decades ago to store fermented fish, made by village crafts men.
theredbaron wrote:My tea teacher is very particular about the saucers, plates and tea boats he uses as the material and age of the material can influence the taste of the tea as well (my taste buds are not so far developed, yet when he showed me, and i concentrated, i could taste the difference - very slight though). Consequently - he rejects these bamboo trays.
tingjunkie wrote:but is the placebo effect widely understood in Thailand?
Drax wrote:I think it only matters if it's a $96 table, as opposed to a $48 one.