Journal du Thé: Chapter 2
Contemporary Tea Culture
Poetic Pastel Press, 2019
out of print
Journal du Thé (JdT) invites the reader to explore contemporary tea culture. Created and edited by Johanna Tagada and Tilmann S. Wendelstein in 2018, Journal du Thé wonders what is it that makes tea into this force which lets us slow down and grants serene moments to our lives. It is said, that what makes a teapot a teapot is the empty space inside. Likewise this publication sets out to explore space – in this case the space surrounding a cup of tea. With a curious and playful eye, Journal du Théinvestigates the palette of cultures and feelings contained within tea practices and their power to overcome borders. For us, tea is a symbol of togetherness.
Water and the quality of transparency are recurring themes in this new chapter.
Chapter 2 features: Takashi Homma, Yuy Tezuka, Tezuka Architects, Godai Sahara, Ichikawa San, My Cup of Tea London, SHOKKI, a Vietnamese tea house in rural France, Jochen Hotz, an essay on water and Japanese tea gardens, Leaves & Flowers, Mimi Jung, organic tea plantations of Ukiha, Nieves, Johanna Tagada, a diary of tea in Honk Kong, Momoko Mizutani, a conversation between Cécile Daladier and Nicolas Soulier, Seoyoon Kim, a special piece on botanical composition, Audrey Fondecave, an intimate journal of tea in Morocco, Olivia Fiddes, a manga, Kadish Morris, an essay on a feminist arts journal, tea and sound, David Edren, Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Simon Gooch.