Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Giveaway: Who Is Lu Yu?



Well, I fell into the rabbit hole of work and catching up but think I have found normal again. ")

Lu Yu's story was on my mind often during the Taiwan trip. And I saw his likeness several times. To celebrate a wonderful trip and a safe journey for my friends and  myself, I'm running a giveaway contest. Leave a comment telling me who Lu Yu is and I will enter you into a drawing for tea and other goodies. I'll announce the winner next Wed. Good luck!


12 comments:

Kevin Young said...

Lu Yu is credited to the Chajing or the Classic on Tea. It includes details on tea, etiquette, and water...

Ana said...

Lu Yu wrote an early Chinese treatise on tea (aptly named "Classic of Tea") around 760-780 AD, discussing all kinds of facts about tea. He was a adamant that the water you use to brew tea makes an enormous difference in the final result. Some have called him the father of tea.

Caranam said...

He is credited for discovering the importance of water quality in tea. He also was the first to write a definitive work on the drinking and cultivating of tea.

Anthony said...

There is a statue of him outside of the Chongqing tea exchange. He wrote the first book on tea and is considered the father of tea.

Marilyn said...

Sometimes known as "the patron saint of tea", he dedicated his life to the study of tea. And yes, he did find that the quality of the water made a difference. I always love the quotes and words when I see them from Lu Yu, he had an eloquent way of describing tea. I do remember photographing that first Lu Yu in your photos also. What a special place.

Angela McRae said...

Lu Yu wrote "The Classic of Tea," I believe. Glad you're back and getting settled in again--although I must say I do enjoy reading your travelogues when you're on the road!

Teafan said...

Lu Lu, author - poet - and tea statesman!

Teafan said...

That's Lu YU

La Tea Dah said...

He was a student of tea and herbs who brewed tea for his teacher during his learning years.

amherstrose said...

Known as "The Sage of Tea" he wrote the definitive work, The Classic of Tea and grew tea and delighted in sharing the way of tea.

Teresa said...

"Well" . . . I had to look him up. He discovered quality water for tea and secured a source that would exist over a thousand years later when Jingling was hit by a drought. However, the writing of "The Classic of Tea" was his most notable accomplishment.
Sips and Smiles,
Teresa

Rosemary said...

Someone we should all be thankful for and respectful of his knowledge and early contributions to the understanding of tea!