Chinese philosophy promotes a harmony of the five senses as the basis for physical and spiritual wellness.  Through the enjoyment of tea, we engage and refine the senses, fixing them on a singular substance and drawing that focused awareness into the body. Tea appreciation proceeds from superficial to sublime in the following manner:

一    汤色     Color     

二     香气     Fragrance

三     口味     Flavor

四     喉韵     Throat

五     回甘     Return

六     体感     Body

七     茶气     Chaqi

八     茶韵     Chayun