Lu Yu 陆羽

Lu Yu

“Who is this guy anyway?”

A tea friend asked me about the sculpture on my tea ceremony table. “Well, he is Lu Yu, 陆羽, (733-804), the Tea Sage.  He was the scholar who contributed to Chinese tea culture and wrote the Classic of Tea book.  He was the de facto Tea Master in his time”

 “Huh? What about me? Oh… haha, I am a Tea Slave.” 

Like many other tea lovers, we labor day and night to satisfy our curiosity over tea. It is real hardship and looks bitter from the outside, but inside our heart, it is always sweet.