Tea performing arts, tea terminology and translation, promote tea studies and innovations. *Contact ,icetea8@gmail.com, Trad. and Simp. Chinese used. Blog since 6/23/2005
Name: Steven R. Jones; Link: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/
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名字:瓊斯史迪芬Steven R. Jones, 網址: http://teaarts.blogspot.com/

2/19/2013

圓聖寺 Yuansheng Temple

圓聖寺
地址: 新北市烏來區忠治里成功11號, 23341;
捷運新店線; 公共汽車站(巴士849): 加九寮/ /忠治公園

Yuansheng Temple
Addr: Wulai
Take the MRT to last stop, Xindian, then take the 849 bus near to the last stop of Wulai(between these two stops 加九寮/忠治公園).

2/04/2013

第14屆國際無我茶會14th International Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony (무아차회 無我茶會)





(무아차회 無我茶會)

第14屆國際無我茶會-邀請函-舉辦日期:2013年10月9 ~ 13日舉辦地點:韓國(釜山、慶州、大邱)
14th International Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, October 9th-13th, 2013; (Busan, Kyungju, and Daigu)Korea. 




 
 



The circular rainbow is a group of rings in the colors of the rainbow. The colors are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

The Chinese term "Wu-Wo無我" literally is the Buddhist term “Sanskrit: anatta; Pali: anatman”, loosely defined as “no self” or no permanent self or soul.


無我茶會形式: 圍成圈圈,人人泡茶,人人奉茶,人人喝茶。抽籤決定座位。依同一方向奉茶(向左或向右)。自備茶具、茶葉與泡茶用水。事先約定泡茶杯數、泡茶次數、奉茶方法,並排定會程。席間不語。
無我茶會茶具:茶壺/蓋碗、 茶盅、 茶杯、 奉茶盤、 茶巾、 包壺巾、 熱水器、 計時器、 坐墊、 旅行提包。
Wu-wo tea ceremony procedure: sit in a circle, everyone brews, serves, and drinks tea.... Draws lots for seating. Serve in the same direction (either left or right). Bring tea, water, and teaware. Read public announcement beforehand. Please try to be quiet.
Wu-wo tea ceremony tea ware: teapot or coverbowl; tea pitcher; 4 cups; serving tray; cloth; brewing mat; thermos; timer; seat cushion, and a backpack.
Chinese: 无我/無我wúwǒ; Japanese: muga; Korean: 무아, mua; Vietamese: vô ngã; Sanskrit: anatta; Pali: anatman.
 
  • kr:::무아(無我)는 산스크리트어 아나트만(अनात्मन् anātman, anatman, 팔리어: anattā) 혹은 니르아트만(nir-ātman)의 번역어로 비아(非我)라고도 한다.
  • cn:: 無我(梵文:Anātman/Nirātman),佛教根本思想之一。
  • jp:: 無我(むが、パーリ:anattā、サンスクリット:अनात्मन् anātman)は、仏教用語で、「我」に対する否定を表し、文字通りには「我ならざるもの」という意味である。

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1/16/2013

Three basic tea leaf varieties

 
Tea classification: The three basic tea varieties based on leaf size

  • 小葉種small-leaf variety: small leaf is c.s. sinensis, china bush is used for green teas and yellow teas.
  • 中葉種medium-leaf variety: medium leaf is c.s. cambodiensis, java bush is used for white teas and oolongs.
  • 大葉種large-leaf variety: large leaf is c.s. assamica, assam bush is used for black teas and puerhs.
(Yet this is an over-simplification, hybrids from the three varieties make up over 1500 varietals ).
 
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1/15/2013

Tenfu Tea College 2012 Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony


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The circular rainbow is a group of rings in the colors of the rainbow. The colors are: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

無我茶會形式: 圍成圈圈,人人泡茶,人人奉茶,人人喝茶。抽籤決定座位。依同一方向奉茶(向左或向右)。自備茶具、茶葉與泡茶用水。事先約定泡茶杯數、泡茶次數、奉茶方法,並排定會程。席間不語。
無我茶會茶具:茶壺/蓋碗、 茶盅、 茶杯、 奉茶盤、 茶巾、 包壺巾、 熱水器、 計時器、 坐墊、 旅行提包。
Wu-wo tea ceremony procedure: sit in a circle, everyone brews, serves, and drinks tea.... Draws lots for seating. Serve in the same direction (either left or right). Bring tea, water, and teaware. Read public announcement beforehand. Please try to be quiet.
Wu-wo tea ceremony tea ware: teapot or coverbowl; tea pitcher; 4 cups; serving tray; cloth; brewing mat; thermos; timer; seat cushion, and a backpack.

Chinese: 无我/無我wúwǒ; Japanese: muga; Korean: 무아, mua; Vietamese: vô ngã; Sanskrit: anatman; Pali: anatta.


steven 2013




9/17/2012

Tea culture styles

Tea culture styles
While it is impossible to put tea culture in such defined boxed terms,
below are the major associated terms.
  • 茶儀式 Tea Culture Styles:
  • 中國茶藝 Chinese Tea Arts
  • 日本茶道 Japanese Tea Ceremony (日本の茶道)
  • 韓國茶禮 Korean Tea Ritual (한국어 다도)
  • 英國茶文化 British Tea Culture (tea party)

6/04/2012

2012 WTE Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony 世界茶展無我茶會

拉斯維加斯茶文化學會 Las Vegas Tea Endowment Academy, or LVTEA
沙漠甘泉無我茶會 Las Vegas Wu-Wo Tea Club (Desert Springs Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony)



The Sound of Silence is Harmony
News, 02 Jun 2012
By World Tea News, LAS VEGAS, Nev.

Sharing tea in silence seems disquieting at first, accustomed as we are in the West to chatting, but to witness a Wu-Wo Ceremony is moving.

Friday after the show floor emptied 90 participants shared their favorite tea with a group of fellow tea lovers in a variety of styles while spectators quietly watched.

The Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, which originates in Taiwan, encourages all people regardless of tea expertise, age, sex, nationality, or wealth to simply share a tea of their own making.

Participants were seated in long rows on a carpet at the back of the hall and engaged in the task of preparing tea, while simultaneously receiving tea ? in silence. Spectators quietly observed.

Organizers explained ‘that through this humble exchange that the acts of both giving and accepting merge into one, reminding us that distinctions can never fully define anything. Tea is the catalyst. The beauty of the ceremony lies not only in its intent but also in its practice.”
Seating was random. No one knew beforehand who was to receive their tea or whose tea they would receive. The basic rules are simple. Tea is made four times in four servings each time.

•First brew, tea is poured into four cups and served to the adjacent three neighbors on the left (participants reserve the last cup to enjoy for themselves). Participants then receive three cups of tea served from the adjacent three neighbors on their right.
•The second brew is poured into four spectator cups and served to four spectators. Participants then return and fill their own cup if any tea is left.
•With a third brew participants take the tea pitcher and serve the same three tea brewers on the left.
•In the final brew participants take the tea pitcher and serve any four spectators that do not have tea.
The Lu-Yu Tea Culture Institute has promoted the ceremony since 1991. It is named for Lu Yu, the 8th-century "sage of tea.”


article:
http://www.worldteanews.com/page.cfm/action=Archive/ArchiveID=1/EntryID=556




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World Tea Expo, Words from the Mayor
News.LasVegas.me
This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
and is filed under Las Vegas Events, Las Vegas News.

The World Tea Expo will be in Las Vegas this week, from June 1st to June 3rd. This is the largest global event for the tea industry, and the event is being held in Las Vegas. Locally based World Tea Media is hosting the event. The question on everyone’s mind is if tea is as big as coffee?

If Las Vegas’ Mayor has anything to say about it, it would be that tea is the winner, as Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman officially proclaimed that June is “World Tea Month”, and this proclamation is made in honor of the event’s 10 year anniversary.

The Mayor’s official proclamation is “In honor of World Tea Expo’s vision to develop the tea community and bring greater awareness to the tea industry, we declare June to be World Tea Month, to support World Tea Expo’s mission to strengthen the message of tea.”

With the World Tea Expo kicking off shortly, it should also be mentioned that the National Iced Tea Month is also starting up as well, and features a special Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, hosted by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The World Tea Expo covers every aspect of tea, from the leaf, to the cup, to even tea pots. There will be over 200 vendors set up, and plenty of tea as well as baked goods to enjoy.
article:
http://news.lasvegas.me/2012/world-tea-expo/



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Live From World Tea Expo 2012:
Friday June 1st
June 2, 2012 7:44 pm

The first Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony took place in an open space at the back of the exhibit hall. A large group of individuals brought their tea equipment and prepared in silence for those beside them. It was unique to watch and because it is so new to people I’m sure it will grow and improve if it is featured again next year.

article:
http://theteastylist.com/2012/06/02/live-from-world-tea-expo-2012-friday-june-1st/


                                                         2012 WTE Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony 世界茶展無我茶會


                                                          2012 WTE Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony 世界茶展無我茶會


                                                                              茶友練習無我茶會



                                            本會茶友與舊金山林炯志、宋貞老師合在世界茶展會場合影留念



拉斯維加斯華人文化藝術社團之一 -- 「沙漠甘泉無我茶會」六月一日應主辦單位
 (組委會) 之邀,參加了在拉斯維加斯會展中心北館舉行的本屆世界茶展 (WORLD
TEA EXPO , WTE)  首次舉辦的國際性強、適合多元文化的無我茶會演示 (Wu-Wo
Tea Ceremony)。

據了解,本次表演報名有109人,實際參加共約60人,站立旁觀者約有四、五十人。
大會早已鋪下綠色地毯,茶友按抽簽號碼入場、圍成一長方橢圓形,就定位後鋪設
各自茶席,擺設茶具。無需言語亦無標示,似有默契,開始泡第一道茶、斟入四只
茶杯,一只留給自己,另三只依序奉給左邊三位茶友。如此漸遞。接着,泡第二道茶是奉給現場的觀眾。各國各民族茶友奉茶受茶時,或點頭致意、或含笑迎受、氣氛莊重融洽,現場茶香四溢、彩具紛燦、
一種以茶會友、愛茶敬人的莫名友好感動觸動了許多茶友與圍觀的群眾的心靈。

結束時,大家異口同聲說這是一場心靈的盛宴,並合照團體照。收拾茶具後,仍然
有人依依不捨在現場繼續交流分享。「沙漠甘泉無我茶會」致力在美國推廣研發健康養生茶飲、茶點心茶食茶餐、發揚維護優良中華茶藝優越性、前瞻性,茶學茶藝教學認證等。歡迎本地中外朋友加入交流、以茶會友,相互長進增益。
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沙漠甘泉無我茶會 Las Vegas Wu-Wo Tea Club (Desert Springs Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony)
今年(2012) 本會接到在拉斯維加斯市舉辦的「世界茶展」(WORLD TEA EXPO),也是
美國唯一最大的以茶為主的最大會展、 主辦方的邀請,將在六月一日開展當日與參
展商聯合表演無我茶道,無償推廣由台灣茶學先進前輩蔡榮章研創的、無分國界適
合男女老少、並強調生活化平民化、獲得多個東南亞國家加入支持的「無我茶道」。
引起各界與來自世界各地茶商對「中華茶藝」的再重視與尊敬,盼能使簡單平易、
富有修身養性的「無我茶道」推廣至世界各地喜愛飲茶的各個角落。
沙漠甘泉無我茶會 Las Vegas Wu-Wo Tea Club
(Desert Springs Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony)


聯繫﹕趙琦 (GEORGE) ﹐
博客: http://georgejaw.shutterfly.com/
 http://georgejaw.shutterfly.com/lasvegaste

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for more wu-wo info:
http://teaarts.blogspot.tw/2007/02/1st-wu-wo-tea-ceremony-fallbrook-ca.html






5/31/2012

2012 茶文化模擬展銷會&第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會2012 Tea Culture and Tea Trial Marketing Exhibition & First Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony

Today’s event at was a wonderful exchange of English/Chinese we had people from Lithuania, Canada, Australia, America, and of course Taiwan. Many of the tea sites had a mixture of Japanese, Chinese, and Taiwanese tea ware.  Our foreign friends (non-Taiwanese) were tea site judges, including the tea master’s English ability.


2012 茶文化模擬展銷會&第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會
2012.6.08 Tea Culture and Tea Trial Marketing Exhibition & First Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony
http://tea.ttc.edu.tw/files/14-1016-10350,r11-1.php

大同技術學院, 茶文化與事業經營學位學程( 系) Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology, Tea Culture and Department of Business Management

June 8, 2012, at 9:50 am~ 12:10 pm
2012年6月8日,9:50〜12:10下午

Photos照片:


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2012 茶文化模擬展銷會


第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會


2012 茶文化模擬展銷會


2012 茶文化模擬展銷會


2012 茶文化模擬展銷會


第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會




 第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會 First Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony

Dear friends:
In honor of the initial year of the Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, you are cordially invited to the “Tea Culture and Tea Trial Marketing Exhibition & First Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony ” at our school on June 8, 2012, at 9:50 am~ 12:10 pm. This is a casual dress code event.


Sincerely,
The Chair of Tea Culture Department
Ting-Ting Fang


Date:9:50~12:10, Jun 8, 2012
Location: Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology
Address:Mituo Road, Chiayi City 253

Schedule of Events


Time Events Comprehensive Teaching Building
9:50               Welcome Ceremony E806
10:00-11:00 Tea Culture and Tea Trial Marketing Exhibition
11:00-11:20 Introducing Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony

11:30-12:00 Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony 1st Floor
12:10            Group Photo 1st Floor
12:10-13:00 Lunch 8th Floor
Farwell







                           無我茶會公告事項
      Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony Public Announcement



茶會名稱Particular Name of the Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony
第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會
First Phoenix SummerWu-Wo Tea Ceremony
時間和日期Date and Time
201268日上午11:20am Jun. 8, 2012
地點Location
大同技術學院茶樹栽培區Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology, Tea Cultivation Area
雨天地點Rainy day Location
大同技術學院綜合教學大樓Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology Comprehensive Teaching Building
人數Participants
50/people
泡茶種類Kinds Of Tea
不拘Not Confined
泡幾杯Number Of Teacups
4/cups
每茶泡幾道Number Of Brews
4/Rounds
奉茶方法Serving Style
第一、三道奉給左鄰三位茶友及自己。第二、四道持紙杯茶盅奉給圍觀者。First and third brew serve three neighbors on the left, and our self. Second and fourth brew use tea pitcher and disposable cups and serve spectators.
其它約定Other Appointments
自備護照Bring Passport
品茗後活動Post Drinking Activity 
全體合唱《Delta Dawn》,Steven老師帶唱"Delta Dawn" sung by Teacher  Steven, and all can join in
會後活動Post Tea Ceremony Activity
全體朗诵茶诗Recite Tea Poetry
茶會程序Ceremony Schedule
工作分配Task Distribution
8:00~9:30
工作人員開始佈置會場
Task Members Begin Arranging the Site
主辦單位 Hosting Sponsor
大同技術學院茶文化學程()      Tatung Institute of Commerce   and Technology Tea culture and career business degree program
11:00-11:20
與會人員開始報到入席   Participants Began To Check In and Then  Find Seats
召集人   Convener
Mr. Steven R. Jones老師、張麗香老師 Ms.Chang Li-Hsiang
隨後   After
開始茶具觀摩與聯誼 Tea Ware Appreciation and Friendship Time
場地組   Site    Arrangement Team
冠麟Lin、宥賢、郁凱Kai   炫嘉、加仲John、瑞楠Ryan     云安Maryann
11:20-12:00
開始泡茶
Begin Brewing
報到組Check-in Team
麗華Emma、瓊玉Jade
喝完最後一道茶 After Last Brew
品茗後活動開始
Begin Post Tea Drinking Activity
抽籤組Drawing Team
姿慧Cindy、佳均Susan
隨後   After
收拾茶具  Collect Cups
解說人員Narrators
建安Davy、億萱Joanne
12:10隨後   After
會後活動Post Tea Ceremony Activity
記錄組&記者團Recording Team And Reporting Team
嘉容、建宏、傑霖
拍照留念 Ending Group Photo
負責人  Person In Charge
方婷婷主任 Director Fang
 聯絡電話
Contact Tel:      
xxxxx

(2012.05.24)



                                                                                        無我茶會程序詳看附件
Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony style can be used for Tea Appreciation Day
Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony is a simple way to brew, serve, and drink tea, it can be done together or alone. Make tea more than just a drink, make it an event t enrich life.

What is needed:
1. hot water in a thermos four times larger than your cover bowl or teapot
2. teapot or cover bowl
3. tea pitcher
4. four teacups
5. tea tray
6. cloth wraps for tea ware and basket, backpack, or bag
7. watch or timer for brewing
8. small cloth
9. mat or stool or cushion
10. tarp, cloth, or towel to setup on










Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony Brief
1. “Wu-Wo” is a style of tea ceremony. People bring simple tea ware and enjoy tea together in a circle. When there are many people, we can make two or more circles.

2. Seats are determined by chosen randomly, to see who will sit next to each other and who will serve tea to one another, no one knows before. There will be no class distinction and everybody just accommodates oneself to the circumstances.

3. After setting up the tea ware, we can appreciate other’s tea ware, and get to know one another. This session is called “tea ware appreciation and friendship time”.

4. When it’s “brewing time”, everybody goes back to their seats to make tea. There is no director at a Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony; everything is based on the “public announcement”. The aim of this is to develop participants to follow some conventions.

5. After the first brew, participants take their cups to serve the tea. If, the “public announcement” states to “make four cups of tea, serve the three participants on the adjacent left and keep one teacup for oneself”, please follow the public announcement. At a Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, tea is served in one direction, with the aim of to let participants serve without waiting for compensation; this is part of the Wu-Wo principles “no reward is expected".

6. If the recipient is sitting when you serve tea to him, please bow to one another without speaking. Participants remain silent at a Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, when the brewing begins. This will give the cooperation and appearance of group rhythm and harmony.

7. One may begin to enjoy the tea when one has received all. All participants must prepare the tea by themselves; therefore, everyone may have the chance to taste different kinds of tea and appreciates the different teas, this is the “no bias” principle of tea ceremony. When a cup is unpleasant, still accept it, as a reminder to brew good tea, this is the “concentrate and improve” principle of tea ceremony.

8. Start brewing the second brew when everybody has finished the first round. Pour the second brew into four disposable cups and serve four spectators then return to your seat. For the third brew, pour tea into the tea pitcher and pour in the same cups from the first brew; then return to your seat and give yourself some tea.

9. If it is in a public place, you can arrange a narrator to tell the public who are watching in order to let them understand what is going on. Also there can be an arrangement to serve the public for the second brew using disposable cups and forth brew using disposable cups or serving by pitcher.

10. There is no restriction on the tea ware and the brewing methods. However, to make good tea for everybody is the basic principle. Therefore, Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony is a style of tea ceremony with “no distinction of school or region”.

11. Setting up on the ground is for convenience. There are not any seats that would separate us. But there are no definite restrictions on sitting; one can even bring a small seat.

12. The tea ceremony can be held in the evening. Participants should bring themselves a personal light. An evening tea ceremony is an occasion for people to appreciate the beauty of the evening.
13. After the last cup, we can arrange some music or mediation for about 3 to 5 minutes. This is an opportunity to recollect on the tea ceremony, this session is called the “post tea drinking activity”.

14. “Post tea drinking activity” then, everybody should clean the cups and collect back one’s own cups. After everything is packed, the tea ceremony is over.

15. Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony reminds people of the significance of “emptiness”. Nothingness is not what we are pursuing, but the “having” then “emptiness”. Just like pure light which is formed by all the colors of the rainbow.

16. Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony began in Taiwan in 1990. It shortly became an international tea cultural activity. And, a large International Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony is held every two years in one country or region.
17. To promote Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony, the International Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony Association recruits “Tea Instructors” and “Tea Ceremony Instructors” and establishes “Tea Ceremony Classrooms” to promote tea arts and tea ceremony and provide training for participants of Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony through a 3-level education program.

2012 茶文化模擬展銷會&第一屆鳳凰舞夏無我茶會
2012.6.08 Tea Culture and Tea Trial Marketing Exhibition & First Phoenix Summer Wu-Wo Tea Ceremony
http://tea.ttc.edu.tw/files/14-1016-10350,r11-1.php




大同技術學院, 茶文化與事業經營學位學程( 系) Tatung Institute of Commerce and Technology, Tea Culture and Department of Business Management

5/19/2012

卡提撒克股份有限公司 Cutty Sark Tea, English Tea Culture

Who would think in the middle of Taiwan we have traditional English tea time, tea is very popular in Asia, and learning other cultures is a growing trend.  Cutty Sark Tea has a wonderful teatime with atmosphere, service, and teas that will make you feel, somewhere back in time, when tea was of high social status. 

卡提撒克股份有限公司 Cutty Sark Tea
營業時間:星期一至星期六 AM11:00~PM6:00
地址:台北市北投區行義路180巷5號
電話:(02)2875-3568
學苑專線:(02)2875-2306#31
http://www.cuttysark.com.tw/

Kelly老師(楊 玉琴)


Photos: https://plus.google.com/photos/109664194301660133153/albums/5744186227481821409





英式紅茶文化 English Style Black Tea Culture
午茶起源於19世紀初期,貝德弗特(Bedford)公爵的第7位夫人安娜王妃
由於當時貴族和上流階級的晚餐通常開始於8點左右
忍耐不住空腹的夫人於是在午後傍晚之前,請僕人準備了紅茶和小點心充飢
結果她發現這樣的午茶安排非常輕鬆愜意,於是開始邀請朋友一起喝茶
品嚐小點共享午茶的樂趣,此舉一出蔚為風潮,名媛仕女趨之若鶩,悠然愜意的下午茶遂成為英國貴族的社交形式與時尚的象徵





卡提撒克號運茶船 (Cutty Sark Clipper Ship)
卡提撒克號 首航於1869年,是當時最快速的一艘帆船,載運過無數的中國茶到英國,代表著昔日運茶帆船史的黃金時代,它神聖莊嚴的英姿,依然留給世人無限的懷念。





純紅茶的沖泡方法(即清飲)
1. 將新鮮的水煮開。如何擇水見《茶之沏泡——擇水篇》。2. 預熱茶壺和茶杯。紅茶誘人的香氣主要是藉著熱氣散發出來的,煮沸的水若直接注入冰冷的茶壺,泡好後再倒入冰冷的茶杯,熱度會因此大為降低,香味即不能很好的發揮出來。故在沖泡前應先將茶壺以熱水燙過,並在茶杯中盛以熱水,當茶葉在茶壺中快沖泡好時,將杯中的水倒掉,再注入泡好的茶湯。3. 取適量紅茶置入茶壺。茶葉量原則上是一個茶杯3克茶葉,例如:用2杯組茶具,則在茶壺中放入6克左右的茶葉。4. 將煮沸的熱水注入茶壺,沸水入壺後燜約3~4分鐘。5. 在茶杯口放置茶濾,以過濾茶葉渣,把泡好的紅茶注入茶杯后即可飲用了。

熱紅茶適合於在寒冷的冬季飲用,同時它又是各種花式紅茶的基礎。如著名的皇家紅茶就是在此基礎上發展來的,其沖泡步驟如下: 1. 先泡好一杯熱紅茶,在杯上擺放一支小匙,然後在小匙上放一顆方糖。2. 將白蘭地酒澆在方糖上,使之充分吸收。3. 在方糖上點火,使白蘭地徐徐燃燒,讓方糖溶解,待白蘭地的酒精完全揮發之後,將小匙放入茶杯內攪拌均勻。

在寒冷的冬夜,空氣中瀰漫著白蘭地醉人的醇芳,隨著酒味的消失,方糖燃燒產生出一種獨特的焦甜味,伴和著紅茶的醇香,使這道皇家紅茶更顯雍容華貴,口味更為醇美。