journey to the hut; part II. Cleanliness as ritual

I’ve been drinking tea for a really long time now. It’s crazy to think that to most people, it’s just a caffeinated hot drink, but to me, and fellow Chajin it’s a way of life. As Wu De says, “how you do tea, is how you do everything”. This couldn’t be more true. As I’ve…… Continue reading journey to the hut; part II. Cleanliness as ritual

Why do I drink tea?

I will be honest, I don’t drink tea everyday. Some weeks I do, and sometimes I fall out of the habit. But that’s okay. If you are a tea lover like myself, this is bound to happen because, well, life, but it’s important that I keep drinking tea as much as possible. Why? As a Chajin, I value tea…… Continue reading Why do I drink tea?

Minimalism + Materialism

I’m going to introduce the word minimalism into your mind. We’ve all heard it, and for instance, it’s very well known in art, also an aesthetic. It usually deals with very few colors, easy on the eyes, and is overwhelmingly … simple. But its simplicity is art. It can actually be very very difficult to accomplish…… Continue reading Minimalism + Materialism

Beginning to Understand Wabi-Sabi (侘 寂)

Wabi-sabi(侘 寂)…. a concept from Japan and brought about from Zen, is a wonderful way to incorporate happiness, and appreciation into your life. I am passionate about wabi-sabi. It has genuinely been a life changing philosophy and lifestyle that has greatly impacted my way of everyday living. The Western world is obsessed with “stuff” and…… Continue reading Beginning to Understand Wabi-Sabi (侘 寂)