Pure and Lofty, Not Known to Common People – Refined Scholar Tea 此物清高世莫知——文士茶

Since the ancient times, tea has indissoluble bond with refined scholars. The aura of tea drinking is related to refined scholars’ lifestyle of appreciating natural landscapes and a tranquil life indifferent to fame and wealth. Refining inclination and cultivating virtue with tea shows an internal moral practice of Chinese scholars. This set of Refined Scholar Tea originates from the hometown of Zhu Xi, the greatest Chinese scholar in the 12th century China – Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province and what it reflects is the general style and features of refined scholars’ tea drinking in regions at the lower reaches of the Yangtze River in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

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