Looking back on 2014

Memorable Tea moments I arranged Hatsugama for three friends in my yojo-han. This was a nice gathering. My old teacher travelled in from a town about an hour away to participate. It was great to catch up with him again. Due to the distance between our homes, we meet all to seldom. But that in…

Tea in unusual places – Lindesnes

In this series of posts I will be making short movies of people, mostly yours truly, making Tea in unusual places. I hope you will enjoy these movies as an inspiration to do Tea outdoors. Please leave feedback using the comment field. Tea in Unusual Places 1 – Lindesnes Lindesnes is the southernmost point of…

Outdoor tea

The 17th of May Norwegian celebrate the constitution. This year was the 200th anniversary for the constitution. I was going to spend the night from the 16th to the 17th at my mam’s house. Unfortunately I had forgotten all my dogu at home. Next day my wife brought the dogu when we meet up at…

Wakei in the garden

This first of may, which is a holiday in Norway, I pitched my brand new tent in our garden. The manufacturer deliver their tents with unsealed seams, and leave it to the new owner to seal it. The best way to do this, is to pitch the tent and apply the silicon while it is standing.…

Denmark

This has been a crazy few months, but I have mostly my self to blame. I have booked a bit too many things. I have already been to Latvia, Sweden, Poland, Germany and now Denmark. As I arrived in Denmark I realized that I had forgotten to bring my waterboiler. So the first morning I…

Warsaw 2014

I came to Warsaw fairly late Friday evening, so no practice then. Saturday was a Tea day. We started quite early. Another student and I did temae, Daitenmoku and Wakin. Then we spent a litle while swapping out the electric ro for a propper charcoal one. They are planning to use sumi for next weeks…

Warsaw

This weekend I’m going to Warsaw in Poland. Last year I became a member of the Polish Tea association, so it is about time I went to participate in one of their Okeiko. Ula, Aaron and I were all students at Midorikai at the same time. Ula and Aaron got married and settled down in…