The place I like most is outdoors, in the (tea) mountains. Last Friday afternoon, for instance, I drove to Pinglin and drove among the Baozhong plantations. First stop to get some natural spring water at a pipe along the small mountain road:Then I found a nice spot not far away a buddhist temple. It has a big stone that we used as a table:You can see the temple in the background. And on both sides of this high point, there are Wenshan tea fields.
The tea cloth my mother made was a perfect match for the color of the stone! The tetsubin also blends very well in the setting. And the red of the zhuni Xishi creates a focal point on this grey day. The gas burner is safely placed on the ground and provides the fire to heat the water (in case you were wondering).
All set, we were now ready to brew a few grams of ... (to be continued next week).