Tag: water

Good tasting water for tea

Last night I awoke to the sound of rain. It was a welcome sound as we have had a long dry summer. We are fortunate to be blessed in the Pacific Northwest with abundant water, good tasting water. Good water for tea starts here. I have blogged previously about water for tea here. Because iron …

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The sound of boiling water

One of Rikyu’s rules is to lay the charcoal so that it boils the water. I will not be talking about the charcoal, today, but the boiling water. There are no clocks in the tea room, the kama is one of your timing devices. Depending on how you lay the charcoal — farther apart, the …

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Precious resources

We are blessed in the Pacific Northwest with abundant, clean and good tasting water. We can drink our fill straight from the tap to quench our thirst without bad smells or off taste.  But recently the city of Portland had an alert that e coli was found in the water system and everyone was advised …

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