Amanda (absintheforest) wrote,

Autumn, winter tea / 가을, 겨울 차

The great 19th-century master, Cho Ui, indicated that tea should be placed in the pot first, then water poured on, only in winter (Hatu-beop), whereas in spring and autumn he was accustomed to half-filling the tea pot with water first, then adding the tea, before pouring in the rest of the water (Chungtu-beop); in summer, he suggested, the pot should be filled with water first, then the tea added (Sangtu-beop). He felt that these different methods ensured the best taste for the changing seasons.

– Brother Anthony of Taize and Hong Kyeong-Hee, The Korean Way of Tea


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