Ceremonia parzenia herbaty Gong-Fu Cha, Kung-Fu Cha. Czajnikowy.pl

Czajnikowy.pl – a good cup of tea! Today we’re at the abandoned dolomite quarry.
We came here with an aim to prepare tea. Today we’re going to deal with the Gong Fu Cha ceremony,
special ceremony of brewing and drinking tea the essence of which is devoting tea as much
attention, energy and fuss as possible to create the most artistic and beautiful scenery,
all the fuss around the whole brewing process So we chose this lovely scenery, good water and perhaps
we’re not going to make like they did in the 8th century but the way the today’s tea masters
do it today in China. Stay with us. Tea recipes from all over the world Tips related to yerba mate Brewing tea in many ways Camerawork & editing: Patryk Płuciennik Presented by: Rafał Przybylok Welcome to the Gong Fu Cha ceremony.
It’s a Chinese tea brewing ceremony although many people associate Japan
with tea ceremony or tea pavillon and so on. The Chinese also have their own ceremony
and it’s even older than the Japanese one. Another name for that ceremony
is Kung Fu Cha. It’s interesting. You certainly know the word
kung fu as martial arts, in free translation it means something like
brewing tea with great skillfulness. Shortly speaking, it’s done by a real master
who has great experience and skill in it and tries to present brewing tea in the form of
a kind of artistic or even theatrical performance. The main focus of course it put
on brewing some splendid tea. You need to know today it’s done on the occasion
but in the past there were tea masters in China who specialized in it and some wealthier officials
and generally everyone who had good quality tea cause at that time tea was common
but the most precious and exquisite one was reserved for royal court. When the emperor decided to honor his trusted official or adviser with a bit of splendid tea he invited guests just to enjoy that tea.
The best pottery and tools were prepared and a famous tea master was engaged. At that time
tea masters were a kind of celebrities we could say. They were well known for being masters
Popular and well-known VIPs in China at that time. The more famous and popular person was brought
to home the more splendid the whole celebration was. The master had no idea what tea he will be brewing cause nobody
dared to insult the master informing him what he’s going to brew. he master knew every kind of tea, knew all the secrets and all the guests who were invited by the official or adviser gathered The master received his tea, and prepared it
in the way that I hope to show you in a second. It’s not really clear when the Kong Fu cha ceremony
appeared. Like many things connected with tea it’s attributed to the great tea master
Lu Yu who lived in the 8th century. Others want to locate the place of appearance
of Gong Fu Cha in the south-east China where people still do their best to prepare
tea really scrupulously till today and where there were many really precious Oolongs.
Oolong is often the object of that ceremony We don’t really know how it was but the fact is that ritual was really widespread commonly during the Ming dynasty between 8th century and until 17th if I remember correctly.
At that time a lot of well-known pottery was created, lots of descriptions, and that’s where the problem begins
since the more descriptions and tea masters the more vague the whole ceremony of Kong Fu Cha becomes.
Of course there are many unchangeable elements here but actually the final version and looks of the
ceremony depends on who makes it. Each master tried to entertain the participants
with not only amazingly well brewed noble tea but also various tricks and managing
the pottery in a skillful manner, fancy pouring over and so on. It takes many years
of practice and those people did it for a living so they could develop
and improve their craft. You can do several different versions of Gong Fu Cha,
one can be prepared like real funfare, with all the elements, lots of utensils,
beautiful tea and teaware and other Kong Fu Chas take the form of social
gathering where people talk about different things, preparing tea at the same time skipping a part of accessories
or part of different activities that are usually done. What’s important, what we need and there will be
two words about what we have here. First of all, we need a chapan, this very table. Actually
it’s not much of a table, I mean a surface with holes where you can oiur away, spill out, water gets down and nothing
gets dirty, but actually it’s hard to get things dirty with tea. Anyway, nothing gets spilled around. Chapan is always needed,
it can also be a tea boat where it doesn’t have a form of this table or tray it’s just a plate with appropriate cover.
That’s a smaller version, we can also spill around but it’s all done focused on one thing.
There’s a kettle of course, it’s a basic thing, the more expensive and made of better clay
and the fancier it is the better the ceremony is. There’s a jug, often with a strainer, drinking cups of course, various types, the most common
are sets or they might be fit properly, but most often they come with sets.
More additional element is sniffing cups special slim oblong cups that serve
for enjoying the aroma of the tea. We also need a few more details.
I mean things like little spoons, tongs, you’ll see what it serves while I’ll be using
these, there’s no sense to dwell on it. There’s always a fancy tea can, usually decorated one which isn’t used for storing tea but pour into it just before the ceremony. Of course usually it’s not very airtight so it only serves
for the tea to look aesthetically during the ceremony. We also need a kettle full of water for this,
that’s possibly heated for current moment, water also should be nice from a stream, so if you can
take really good pure and clear water from somewhere it’s worth devoting a bit of effort and time
to provide that so that it’s not simple tap water, cause the key here is to make each and every part of this ceremony perfect, it’s associated with waiting for the tea itself,
you have to prepare for a longer time, collect tea and accessories, choose the place,
music, tea master when he’s available, and also the water as I mentioned. Here we focus
on all the details to brew the tea properly. How does the whole ceremony look like? We can skip many parts here, it all depends on the person preparing the tea, a lot also depends on what kind of tea
it is, as well as what utensils we have. First of all, tea is presented beforehand.
The ceremony starts with the presenting water but we’re gonna skip that. Just like we once mentioned,
water is presented by showing how it looks like, you can taste it and using a coin
that should be floating on its surface, we can demonstrate that the water has suitable
surface tension to soak and steep the tea properly. That’s important. As I said, if you have
access to good, clear stream water it’s perfect, it can be mineral but the tap
water is the worst for that. Here I think we have a lot of good
water so it should be perfect for this. The water is heated up of course, then the tea is
presented to everyone, it’s the first stage pf admiring the tea. You watch it while it’s dry, next, the tea is
transferred from this lovely can into the teapot where the first steeping takes place. In the meantime or before that, all the utensils and teaware are scalded and poured over with hot water, it has some artistic meaning,
the tea might be steeping or not yet it depends how it’s organized, sometimes
the first brewing which is like waking tea up, is poured down and serves heating up and rinsing
the pottery, and then the second brew is for drinking. Anyways, the tea is brewed in a kettle, poured
into the jug, from the jug into the sniff cups first, the sniff cups are covered by drinking cups, turned
upside down, take off the sniffing cup and sniff, where you can indulge with the aroma. Next you can drink it.
Theoretically, you should do it with three sips. The first sip slightly moistens the lips and tongue. Another one
spreads the tea around in your mouth and we taste it, and the third one is for drinking
and finally enjoying its taste finally. It all then gets back to the chapan, and another brew
is made. Here, what’s important, the sniff cups are gone because we enjoy the smell only the first brew, which is
actually second as the first one was for waking up. So another one is prepared, poured over, drink, and another
once again, doing as many brews as the tea can handle. It depends how patient our tea is but you can do it
even up to several times if we get a forgiving one, In general that ceremony is dedicated
for Oolong blue teas as they’re the best for this, you can also do it with black teas, which are
red in China. I mean pu-erh shortly speaking. In that case sniff cups are also skipped
as not many people enjoy the aroma of Puerh. It’s more about the color, and after the ceremony
is finished there’s a presentation of fully spread leaves. Then they are removed from the kettle and placed on a special
plate, all the participants admire and look at the leaves, and there comes a moment when compliments are made either for
the master’s craft or tea, or on the pottery that the host provided. During the ceremony it’s usually silence. Everything gets
washed and cleaned and gets back to the box. That’s what the ceremony ends with. It’s often
connected with some artistic performance or treats, but it’s not what we’re gonna
focus on here. Let’s brew some Oolong. The Oolong here we got is higher
fermented, I think it’s gonna come out great. The key is that it must be Oolong. Any Oolong you have
will be fine. Try to experiment with different ones. Let’s start. That’s more or less what Gong Fu Cha ceremony is about. These were a few basic and most
common elements of the whole activity. Of course we could add things like
wiping the cups, bows, there are also rules where a cup should be given and received
with both hands. Our set is for 6 people, there are just two of us here so it didn’t
really look exactly the way it should, cause every participant should help themselves
one in order, place it back on the chapan, there are also some cup stands for instance. Well,
you can actually buuild it in any given way, modify it, I’m not a professional in it, someone who does it
on a regular basis is able to do various things proficiently, exactly the way it should be done, doing various tricks,
pour over the tea or rinse the cups in the fancy way, often with the use of the tweezers
that you saw to rinse the cups. Actually you can introduce anything
you like into the whole ritual This was some basic stuff, I highly recommend
you doing various kinds of tea parties, trying to organize Kong Fu Cha party with your friends. You can find these kinds of sets easily,
of course it is a little pricey thing but if you’re really into tea then it’s definitely
worth having this item on the shelf to surprise your friends, make a fancy tea party,
without saving time to prepare it in the suitable place, surrounded by suitable scenery, and in suitable way.
You can practice it with water for example, just to get some skillfulness and practice,
it really does make a huge impression. That’s all for now, I hope you like it. Write in the
comments what else you’d like to see here, what you think about it, what suggestions you have,
we always look forward to your messages, Visit our website Czajnikowy.pl and see you soon in the next episode! Presented by: Rafał Przybylok Our website: Czajnikowy.pl Our teashop: sklep.czajnikowy.pl Contact us: [email protected]

39 thoughts on “Ceremonia parzenia herbaty Gong-Fu Cha, Kung-Fu Cha. Czajnikowy.pl

  1. Całe życie na to czekałem 😉

    PS. Gdzie można kupić takie zestawiki, i cha pan? trochę siedzę w herbacie, ale nigdzie nie mogę takich znaleźć.

  2. Jakość obrazu bardzo dobry (720p :D). Dźwięk w bardzo dobrej jakości. Sam głos jest świetny bo przyjemnie się słucha. Tylko subskrypcje dawać. Powodzenia.

  3. Takie pytanko, w sumie 2 (jeśli już to powiedziałeś w którymś filmie to wybacz, ale nie oglądałem jeszcze wszystkich ze względu na czas). Jaka jest twoja ulubiona herbata? I jaka herbata smakowała ci najbardziej, w całej herbacianej karierze? 🙂

  4. Jesteś bardzo charyzmatyczny, sympatyczny, radosny. Opowiadasz konkretnie, ciekawie a mówisz tylko o herbatach ;] Jak zobaczyłam pierwszy filmik to już wiedziałam, że to kanał dla mnie, że prowadzący jest świetny i od razu subskrybowałam, by móc być na bieżąco. Szkoda, że tak późno odkryłam czajnikowy.pl Dodam jeszcze, że dzięki Twojemu sposobowi parzenia zielonej herbaty(tymi z kubkami) w ogóle teraz nie słodzę ;] Odkryłam, że nie potrzeba im cukru 🙂 Przerzuciłam się na sypane herbaty(za Twoją namową) i stwierdzam, że są lepsze  a ich parzenie wcale nie jest uciążliwe. Pozdrawiam serdecznie. Wesołych Świąt! 🙂

  5. Znowu w kadrze znalazło się coś czego być nie powinno. 🙂 Swoją drogą solidne buciory! 😀 Pozdrawiam!

  6. Fajny filmik, przybliża Kung Fu Cha osobom, które wcześniej tej metody nie poznały.
    Co do samego nalewania (nie mam zbyt dużego doświadczenia, bardziej teoretyczne) – jak kto woli, ja nie przelewam herbaty z czajniczka do kolejnego czajniczka, tylko prosto do czarek. jeśli zostanie nadmiar w pierwszym czajniczku, wówczas przelewam do drugiego (albo do kubka), aby nie przeparzyć.
    Słyszałem też o dwóch metodach nalewania herbaty: 1) generał gwan patroluje miasto i 2) han xin liczy żołnierzy. chodzi o to, aby rozlewać równomiernie, po trochu do każdej z czarek, aby w każdej był taki sam kolor herbaty (ostatnie krople parzą się dłużej, toteż smakują i wyglądają inaczej).

    trochę się rozpisałem. pozdrawiam 😉

  7. Zastanawiam się, gdyż nie zauważyłem tego przez zmianę ujęcia. Mianowicie chodzi mi o moment kiedy z jednej czareczki przelewaliście wodę do drugiej, jednocześnie "myjąc" czarkę. Gdzie przelać wodę z ostatniej i gdzie ją "wymyć"?

  8. Obejrzałam kilka filmów – zainspirowało do zakupów herbaty w jednym z sklepów on line! Jutro robię wersję tatarską;P Pozdrawiam

  9. Super zestaw ! Można kupić taki w waszym sklepie? I czy można urządzać ceremonię z zieloną herbatą?

  10. Super, bardzo dziękuję za prezentację!
    Gdzie można zakupić zestaw do ceremonii?
    Jak wykonać palenisko w pomieszczeniu mieszkalnym?
    Może, o co proszę zrobicie odcinek jak zaadaptować pokój do herbacianego pokoju marzeń?
    Pozdrówki 🙂

  11. Filmik bardzo fajny, w niesamowicie prosty i przyjemny wszystko przedstawiasz 🙂
    Dlaczego zatem dałem łapkę w dół…?

    Ponieważ reklam było więcej niż samej herbaty :c

  12. Ja tylko dodam, że można to też traktować nie jako ceremonię a jako po prostu codzienny sposób na picie herbaty również wśród biednych. Czarki były małe, bo bieda, ale żeby choć trochę mieć przyjemności ludzie stosowali duże ilości liści, bo to daje zwyczajnie lepszy smak niż zachodnie parzenie 🙂 Polecam na co dzień tak parzyć 🙂

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