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Seven Necessities

tea rain – 茶雨 cha yu

开门七件事 – 柴米油盐酱醋茶
Seven things you need - firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar, tea

- Meng Hua Lu, ca. 1147AD


Set of 5 postcards 'Seven Necessities'. Mix and match with my other prints is possible.

€13,50 per Set - free shipping to Germany / €1,00 shipping fee to the EU (standard letter via German postal service)

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Tea is a necessity. It is good to have it confirmed by an ancient Chinese text. An old saying lists seven essential items of daily live: firewood, rice, oil, salt, sauce, vinegar and tea. This saying was first found in a book called 'Meng Hua Lu' from the Song Dynasty. There are rumors that there was actually an eighth item on the list: alcohol. If it was ever on the list, it got removed at some point, but tea is here to stay.

A postcard full of tea culture.

Perfect as a gift for a friend, a tea lover or for yourself.

A6 format (148mm x 105mm). Printed sustainably with organic colors on 100% recycled paper (300g/m2).

According to § 19 UStG no VAT is charged.