April 11, 2015 at 13:33 #11098
April 11, 2015 at 16:41 #11099
A Japanese friend told me that she had done one, but not sure if it’s the same as it was on olden times. Basically it’s about finding which teas belong to which regions.
April 12, 2015 at 02:27 #11102
This is what I read but I had never heard of it before.
I am still on the learning curve.
April 12, 2015 at 16:46 #11103
Although I did not recognize the name I heard of it before. But in a historical sense. It was played a lot before Rikyu and others developed the well known ceremony. This development was actually (among on other things) a reaction on this kind of games where very valuable prices could be won.
I also encountered it on a few other places in Japanese tea history, but I did not realize it was still being played.
It has been a while, but I think I encountered the most extensive story in:
The Japanese way of tea by Sen XV Soshitsu
Which I found a found a very worthwhile read.
April 24, 2015 at 21:01 #11116
The tocha of Japan was likely directly inspired by the doucha 斗茶 custom of Song China — except the rules and game were completely different in Japan. In Song China, the aim was to produce the whitest froth, the longest lasting froth, and finally and most skillfully, conjure pictures in froth (much similar to latte art). Unfortunately, the latter skill died out and has been difficult to reproduce.
In today’s China, doucha now means to compare and rank various samples of a specific tea either professionally between tea producers or tea companies, or informally between tea friends.
April 25, 2015 at 14:03 #11118
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