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I've finally made my book available in the shop on this website. It's been a long walk before I accepted to share this incredible experience I had in Taïwan with other Members of the Tea Society.


Critiques of the teas at each meeting were judged not only by physical perceptions, but also spiritual impressions. The tea society’s members include young and old, male and female.  There were also some changes of the members during the course of the tea meetings.  Besides, each person's background, history in drinking tea, body type, and current status of the body varied widely. These variables all affected the objectivity in evaluating the teas. To judge and grade tea is essentially subjective.  But between subjective opinions, there are also intersections and compliments, which provide an infrastructure of knowledge, layers of conception, spiritual realms, and creative inspiration.  These are still noteworthy and could be verified by future generations.  Those who have had similar experiences when tasting tea will find it much easier to understand and corroborate with other people’s experiences."
Cha-Dao Book - Part One

And here are a few details that will give you an idea of what is shared in the book and how it has been written:


"Critiques of the teas at each meeting were judged not only by physical perceptions, but also spiritual impressions. The tea society’s members include young and old, male and female.


There were also some changes of the members during the course of the tea meetings.


Besides, each person's background, history in drinking tea, body type, and current status of the body varied widely. These variables all affected the objectivity in evaluating the teas. To judge and grade tea is essentially subjective.


But between subjective opinions, there are also intersections and compliments, which provide an infrastructure of knowledge, layers of conception, spiritual realms, and creative inspiration.


These are still noteworthy and could be verified by future generations.


Those who have had similar experiences when tasting tea will find it much easier to understand and corroborate with other people’s experiences."


Feel free to ask me any questions in the comment section and know that you can buy the book from the shop on this website if you feel the call to do so.


Best regards,


Erick Smithe

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The first part of the book is available in the shop. But first, let me introduce you to this book.


The title is Cha-Dao (茶道). From tea to Tao is what is meant by Cha-Dao. That this new Cha-Dao is suitable for all human beings―hence there is no need to put the words China or Taiwan on  the title.  This book is the product of the collective works of one hundred Tea Meetings by the members of Hang-Jia Joyful Tea Tasting Meeting (行家歡喜品茗會)―hosted and organized by Mr. Ho, Tsai-Ping. It is the crystallization and record of the experiences of tea tasting by many tea friends. It is also the Hang-Jia Cha-Dao Research Society's (行家茶道研究會) gift and benediction, upon the arrival of the new era of the Earth, to pray for the future generations of human beings.  There is no bibliography in this book. The reason for this is that the content of the book is entirely new, instead of rewritings according to some other books discussing on Teas. Basically, only for the  sake of correctness in the text and to refer to the new up-to-date knowledge, shall we look for references in the literature.
From Tea to Tao - Cha-Dao Book


The title is Cha-Dao (茶道). From tea to Tao is what is meant by Cha-Dao. That this new Cha-Dao is suitable for all human beings ― hence there is no need to put the words China or Taiwan on

the title.


This book is the product of the collective works of one hundred Tea Meetings by the members of Hang-Jia Joyful Tea Tasting Meeting (行家歡喜品茗會)―hosted and organized by Mr. Ho, Tsai-Ping. It is the crystallization and record of the experiences of tea tasting by many tea friends. It is also the Hang-Jia Cha-Dao Research Society's (行家茶道研究會) gift and benediction, upon the arrival of the new era of the Earth, to pray for the future generations of human beings.


There is no bibliography in this book. The reason for this is that the content of the book is entirely new, instead of rewritings according to some other books discussing on Teas. Basically, only for the

sake of correctness in the text and to refer to the new up-to-date knowledge, shall we look for references in the literature.


With regard to the names of the teas, both newly devised and established names are utilized. An established name such as Song Pin (宋聘), Hong Ying (紅印) that is commonly used around tea

societies is followed in this book, whereas names such as: Hang-Jia Twelve Level Teas (行家十二級茶), Ocean of Love (愛海), and Five Elements Tea (五行茶), are newly created by Hang-Jia. The details are given in the text.


Teas with established names generally were produced in more than one batch. They were produced in different years, harvested in different seasons, and each batch was subjected to different storage conditions. Teas designated as Hang-Jia Twelve Level Teas are classified according to their ranking levels. Therefore more than one type of teas could be of the same ranking. Sometimes a bin number is given for distinction.


Tea is a living force—it will continue to evolve after being stored. The Joyful Tea Tasting Meeting had sampled approximately five hundred different varieties of teas. The critiques and records concerning to any specific tea in this book reflect only the specific tea samples brewed at the time of the meetings.


Feel free to send me a message if you have any question about this book and the overall experience.


Erick Smithe

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Pu-erh tea is often marketed as a weight loss aid, and some people believe that it can help with weight management. However, it's essential to approach such claims with caution, as the scientific evidence supporting the idea that Pu-erh tea directly causes weight loss is limited.



Pu-erh tea is often marketed as a weight loss aid, and some people believe that it can help with weight management. However, it's essential to approach such claims with caution, as the scientific evidence supporting the idea that Pu-erh tea directly causes weight loss is limited. Pu-erh tea is a type of fermented tea that comes from the Yunnan province in China. It is known for its unique flavor and potential health benefits. Some proponents suggest that Pu-erh tea may aid in weight loss through various mechanisms
The truth about Pu-erh tea and weight loss management

Pu-erh tea is a type of fermented tea that comes from the Yunnan province in China. It is known for its unique flavor and potential health benefits. Some proponents suggest that Pu-erh tea may aid in weight loss through various mechanisms:


  1. Caffeine Content: Like other types of tea, Pu-erh tea contains caffeine, which can act as a mild stimulant. Caffeine may temporarily boost metabolism and increase fat burning, potentially contributing to weight loss.

  2. Polyphenols: Pu-erh tea also contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants that may have various health benefits. Some studies suggest that certain polyphenols can have a modest impact on weight management by influencing metabolism.

  3. Gut Microbiota: Some research suggests that the fermentation process used in Pu-erh tea may promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, which could have implications for weight management and overall health.

While these potential mechanisms sound promising, it's crucial to note that the evidence supporting Pu-erh tea as a weight loss aid is not robust.


Results from studies are often mixed, and more research is needed to establish a clear link between Pu-erh tea consumption and weight loss.


Moreover, any weight loss effects would likely be modest, and it's essential to approach weight management holistically through a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and lifestyle changes.


All the best for your health,


Erick Smithe - Cloudwalker Tea

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