DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.06.004
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Shuenn-Der Yu

Abstract: Becoming a tea art practitioner, or charen ( ), involves cultivation of body and mind. This paper attempts to document the long-term process of bodily and mindful cultivation from an anthropological, participant-observation, and self-reflective point of view. I will describe my experiences from entering the world of Taiwanese tea art through learning the great variety of teas and the techniques for making them, designing my own tea sets, and performing in tea gatherings. This learning process has gone well be…

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