January 2, 2015
by Cinnabar
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Tea in the desert

After encountering an article on the band Tinariwen, I went searching for some additional information on them. Their music is a distinctive blend of multiple traditions, including those of the members’ own Tuareg culture from Mali. As I browsed the … Continue reading

August 29, 2013
by Cinnabar
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Tea in the Tang Dynasty

This video shows a very elaborate and ceremonial demonstration of a tea gathering by Didi Ryu and two other women, who are not credited by name. I believe that she works for a company called “Golden Damo Puerh Tea,” but … Continue reading