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Water Temperature

tea rain – 茶雨 cha yu

Eye of Shrimp. Eye of Crab.

Cai Xiang – Record Of Tea, 1049-1053AD


Set of 5 postcards 'Water Temperature'. 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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Different teas are brewed at different temperatures. But how can one determine the water temperature without a thermometer? The ancient Chinese knew how: They observed the bubbles forming in the pot. From their size and quantity, they could estimate the water's temperature. Each stage was given an amusing name, so here goes:

shrimp eye - small, fine bubbles

crab eye - slightly bigger bubbles

fish eye - large bubbles

string of pearls - large quantities of bubbles

raging torrent - boiling water

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.