Food and feng shuiWritten by Jakob Jelling
Feng shui has a great impact on food we eat. Feng shui, food we eat and ourselves are interrelated and influence each other. Chi and our life balance are highly influenced by food, starting on how it was harvested and produced, going through how we cook it and environment and mood in which we eat it.
Chi or positive energy flows in food as well as in everything else, and its quality depends a lot on way we cook it. Actually, eating has direct relation with energy flowing, since it is way we receive energy and it becomes part of us. Therefore, source of that energy, which is food, should be handled very carefully.
Harmony and balance is an important aspect of relationship between food and feng shui. It is important that we eat balanced food, which consists in variety and balance of colors. Feng shui recommends that a dish should contain different colors which are in harmony with each other. You should try to use as many different colors as possible in one same dish at same time as they should combine and look good together.
Do you have the right water for brewing tea?Written by Tea Hub
Many people know that quality of tea leaves is very important for brewing a good cup of tea. However, not many people realize that water that they use to brew tea is as important, if not more important, for brewing a good cup of tea. Mr. Zhang Dafu of Ming dynasty wrote in his Mei Hua Cao Tang Bi Tan that “Tea leaves need water to be brewed into a good cup of tea. 100% quality water can brew 80% quality tea leaves into a 100% quality cup of tea. On other hand, 80% quality water can only brew 100% quality tea leaves into an 80% quality cup of tea.”
Lu Yu had detail discussions about tea brewing water in his famous tea book Cha Jing (Tea Bible). Generally speaking, hard water is not good for brewing tea. Water with PH value of greater than 7 may darken color of tea liquor and lighten taste of tea.