Monday December 31, 2007 | 22 comments
The final tasting notes are in and published below. Once again, as we have seen in all our previous tastings, the variety of personal experiences with these teas is as varied as the teas themselves. It always leaves us in awe of the human experience when we witness first hand how unique each persons perceptions are despite the sameness of the elements in any given event. It also reminds us to stop and think before making any type of generalized statement based on our own experiences. It has become clear to us that we must learn to honor each individual’s personal experience no matter how much it might differ from our own. Because of these differences, we want to thank each one of you for your unique contribution to our community and to our ongoing education in tea.
For the new tea drinker, participating in these tastings, or even just reading other peoples notes, is a wonderful way to see that there is no right way or one way to prepare your tea or in what you taste in your tea. Even experts will differ in their experience of tasting tea. So don’t be shy in expressing what you discover in the teas you taste and whether you like it or not. What is most important is your own personal appreciation of the teas you prepare and drink and the pleasure and joy it brings to your life.
We at T Ching wish you all a most joyous New Year filled with abundance of health, wealth and spirit. May your lives always be blessed with the peace and harmony that regular tea practice provides and great teas.