Journal Du Thé Chapter 4
Created and edited by Johanna Tagada Hoffbeck and Tilmann S. Wendelstein, Journal du Thé wonders what makes tea into this force which lets us slow down. It is said, that what makes a teapot a teapot is the empty space inside. Likewise this publication sets out to explore the space surrounding a cup of tea. With a curious and playful eye, Journal du Thé investigates the palette of cultures and feelings contained within tea practices and their power to overcome borders.
Chapter 4 explores the presence of plants other than Camellia Sinensis in tea cultures while exploring the practice and history of Chabana; the cross-cultural pottery of Ladi Kwali; Hackney Herbal in London; the story of an 80 year old Ikebana master and teacher, Masala Cha; the journey of Sooji Im and her leafy Korean tea Oasis; Charlotte Perriand's tea house; a tea diary in Thailand; a short history of tea with rice in Japan; the secrets of a tea scroll; a conversation between Makio McDonald and Peter McDonald; the playful tea vessels of Angus Suttie; and another installment of Izumi Shiokawa's manga.
- 128 pages
- printed with a carbon balanced printer on FSC-certified paper with vegetable based inks
- Printed in Germany