Recently I was reading an article about the music genre World Music and its place in modern music culture. Many musical experts were highly critical of the term World Music and how this was marketed to a Western audience. David Byrne of Talking heads fame went one step further saying, “It’s a none too subtle way of reasserting the hegemony of western pop culture, it ghettoises most of the world’s music. A bold and audacious move, White Man!” This got me thinking about tea.Read More
Recently honoured in China as an ambassador of Chinese tea culture is Crookwell’s own director of the Tea House and Gallery, Stephen Carroll.
Mr Carroll and Owen Terry, received the accolade at the Cross-Straits Tea Expo held in Wuyishan city, Fujian province, China on November 19.Read More
This week the Tea Guild of Australia hosted the Venerable Sang Kag Sunim from the Jogyesa branch Temple in Busan, South Korea, at the Tea Guild of Australia Tea House in Crookwell, New South Wales.Read More
Tea Guild of Australia with The Korean Cultural Centre Australia at the Sydney Tea Festival 2017.Read More
From a drink that was considered the preserve of the cognoscenti of only the Japanese tea ceremony to a world-wide “superfood” matcha has come a very long way. But what is this 'malcha'?Read More
In late autumn the Tea Guild of Australia at its property in Crookwell NSW, Australia planted fifty Camellia Sinensis plants. This experimental garden was to examine how Biodynamics may affect the tea plant itself when growing and also production and finally drinking.Read More