chaxi | tea stage
all the world’s a stage and a good tea session deserves one, too. as a practice of time-shifting, i make chaxi, or tea stages. they are a practice of listening to what the tea is calling for at this particular time rather than imposing heady ideas. it needn’t be elaborate, simplicity is a core principal of tea as practice. at it’s simplest, it is just teapot, tea and water. add a potted plant or branch, or rock, or not. whatever the stage, remember the best way to shift time, is to simply enjoy.