Friday, 3 April 2015

Exploring Tea - Part 5 - Rediscovering The Art of Tea




In continuing posting on Tea I found this 4 minute video interesting telling of the vision behind
Newby Teas.
If you are interested in tea drinking you will be interested in this.

THE CHITRA COLLECTION

The definitive chronicle of tea’s extraordinary history, The Chitra Collection is as enchanting as it is elaborate. Pieces drawn from every continent bring a fascinating story to life, illustrated by the intricate craftsmanship of artisans through many hundreds of years – a craftsmanship rarely found today.
The Chitra Collection exists not just as a reminder of that past, but as a hope for today and tomorrow. Its elegant artworks represent an age where the business of enjoying tea was taken seriously, and the various ceremonial traditions which emerged around it were observed with great reverence.
By sharing the treasures which define this exquisite collection, Newby hopes to rekindle a desire to respect tea tradition again. Fine teas, blended, preserved and stored by those who truly care about indubitable quality, are deserving of that respect – a fact surely recognised by the likes of FabergĂ©, Paul Storr and Tiffany and Co, as they crafted esoteric teaware of similarly unquestionable merit.
Newly commissioned decorative pieces line up with one-of-a-kind antiques, beginning an overdue renaissance of tea culture led by Newby founder Mr Sethia, whose N. Sethia Foundation charitable trust owns the collection. While at present privately held, the collection’s items will add unique value and interest to future public exhibitions.
The Chitra Collection is an ever-present inspiration, a reminder that tea need never be ordinary, it should always be special.
You can discover more about the origins of the pieces which make up The Chitra Collection, and the personal ethos which inspired it's curation on the above video.
For myself right now I can hear Alan in the kitchen making tea
I'll be back
Happy Easter to everyone

10 comments:

Merisi said...

Thank you for putting this wonderful exploration about tea together!

Happy Easter from Vienna,
Merisi

Vee said...

Oh I wonder what Alan brewed up for you. I enjoy the sounds that come from the kitchen: water flowing, a drawer sliding or the chink of a spoon. I enjoyed watching the video last time I was here and forgot to return to leave a comment. I am in time to wish both you and Alan a blessed Easter!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Easter to you both!
Such a fascinating topic.

Gracie Saylor said...

Happy Easter to you and yours, Barbara! I am sitting here sipping my way through a pot of Lipton's decaf tea while enjoying your interesting posts about tea :) xx

Sara Lorayne said...

Wow, that is quite an impressive presentation on the video. I fear where the Tea Culture is concerned I am still a barbarian outside the gates! I think I need to take a few lessons from the Newby people.

Veronica Roth said...

Some of those tea pots! Spectacular. I'm a big tea fan and often take the time to make a proper brew from my collection of tinned loose leaf tea, but, honestly, those tea bags are a life saver sometimes. x

Peonies Bridge said...

I like to know about the Chitra collection.

Cheers, Sandra

La Petite Gallery said...

My Grandmother had a beautiful silver set from Sheffield, where she was born. I have been trying to find out when they came to Canada. She was a Burke. Well happy Spring, glad to see this snow melting, grass at last.
Be well. yvonne

John Edwards said...

A Really interesting exploration - thanks.

Deanna said...

Barbara,
I liked this interesting and informative video. What a delight it would be to see in person the lovely tea set collections and individual items.
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