the way of tea: an interview with jim (SOKI) herrmann

Jim (Soki) Herrmann has more than has more than 30 years experience with Chado, the Way of Japanese Tea Ceremony. He studied for a period of time at the Urasenke Headquarters in Kyoto, as well as with an advanced teacher in Tokyo for twelve years. He has received his teaching credentials and Tea Name (Soki) … Continue reading

the way of tea: an interview with drew hanson

This is part five in my series of interviews with chanoyu practitioners, This time with Drew Hanson, Urasenke instructor in the United States.  You can read part one of this interview series with Gabrielle Soga Caciula of Belgium here; part two with Morgan Beard of Philly Tea, Philadelphia here, part three with Rebecca Lyn Cragg … Continue reading

the way of tea: an interview with michael ricci, colorado

This is part four in my series of interviews with chanoyu practitioners, This time with Michael Ricci, Urasenke instructor in the Boulder and Fort Collins Colorado area of the United States. You can read part one of this interview series with Gabrielle Soga Caciula of Belgium here; part two with Morgan Beard of Philly Tea, … Continue reading

the way of tea: rebecca lyn cragg of camellia teas in ottawa, canada

This is part three in my interview series with chanoyu practitioners, this time it is with the lovely Rebecca Lyn Cragg from Camellia Teas in Ottawa, Canada.  Camellia Teas can be found at their website, and on Twitter as @camelliateas. You can read part 1 with Gabrielle Soga Caciula of Belgium here; and part 2 … Continue reading

the way of tea: los angeles event – celebration of the chasen @ zenshuji zen temple

During my research into The Way of Tea, I had the good fortune to stumble across Lauren Sochi Deutsch; she has been so wonderful.  Through her I’ve made contact with Jeff Fuchs, a writer, explorer and tea photographer, and the first westerner to complete the Tea Horse Road. I’m thankful for people like Lauren, who … Continue reading

the way of tea: an interview with morgan beard, tea ceremony teacher at philly tea

This is the second interview in my series with tea ceremony practitioners, this time with Morgan Beard.  Morgan is a Japanese tea ceremony teacher who also does lectures and demonstrations around the Philadelphia area. You can learn more about tea ceremony in Philadelphia by visiting http://www.phillytea.org. Philadelphia is a bit of a tea hub, with … Continue reading

the way of tea: an interview with gabriel soga caciula

Over the last few weeks I have been fortunate to interview a couple of very experienced chanoyu practitioners – people that have long studied the Japanese Way of Tea and practiced the tea ceremony for many, many years. They were kind enough to share their thoughts on tea, on practicing, and on the philosophy that … Continue reading

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