One of the main attractions of tea is the ritual of tasting it, which varies from one country to another, inviting us to travel. One does not enjoy a cup of tea in China as one does in Japan, India, Great Britain, the United States, Morocco or Mali. In each of these countries, tea, drunk daily, is prepared and enjoyed in a very specific way. In all these countries, music often accompanies the tasting, amplifying even more the conviviality of this moment of sharing. This boxed set proposes to discover the tea tasting rituals of 10 traditional tea consuming countries (necessary utensils, preparation tips, tea varieties, creation of atmosphere at home, etc.) and to accompany, thanks to the included CD, each tasting with a musical piece appropriate to the country's tasting atmosphere. Set off on a musical journey of tea in 10 stops. This Teabox is the result of a collaboration with the world music label Metis Records, which has the art of making people listen to world cultures.
by Lydia Gautier and Metis Records, published by Lamartinière Style, October 2010
And to start the journey, you can see the box set staged in video by the artist-illustrator Nikosan