Well, there is tea. A liquid inside a cup, whether brewed with utmost care from the most precious of leaves or just hot water, poured over a bag from the store. And then there is the moment, the calm, the vapour condensating on your face in little droplets. Surely, this isn’t about hydration or a caffeine kick. But what is that something that makes tea into this force that lets us slow down and grants serene moments to our lives?
It is said that what makes a teapot a teapot is the empty space inside. Likewise, in this journal they like to explore space – in their case the space that surrounds a cup of tea. They wish to take you, the reader, with them and learn as they learn about the universe that revolves around our favourite beverage.
Featuring Manga by Izumi Shiokawa, Teaware by shokki, the Higuchi family's organic teas and Yashima Ida's collection of curious tea caddies. Chapter 2 of Journal du Thé contains refined, beautiful articles on all things thé.