Journal du Thé, Chapter 2, Spring 2019
A magazine about contemporary tea culture from the UK, published by Poetic Pastel Press, edited by French artist Johanna Tagada and design by T.S. Wendelstein; beautiful photography, content and design. This second issue features Takashi Homma, Yuy Tezuka, Tezuka Architects, Godai Sahara, Ichikawa San, My Cup of Tea London, SHOKKI, a Vietnamese tea house in rural France, Jochen Hotz, an essay on water and Japanese tea gardens, Leaves & Flowers, Mimi Jung, organic tea plantations of Ukiha, Nieves, Johanna Tagada, a diary of tea in Honk Kong, Momoko Mizutani, a conversation between Cécile Daladier and Nicolas Soulier, Seoyoon Kim, a special piece on botanical composition, Audrey Fondecave, an intimate journal of tea in Morocco, Olivia Fiddes, a manga, Kadish Morris, an essay on a feminist arts journal, tea and sound, David Edren, Jatinder Singh Durhailay and Simon Gooch.
With contributions by Takeshi Hayatsu, Tamsin Clark, Jatinder Singh Durhailay, Izumi Shiokawa, Yashima Ide, Henriette Noermark , Cécile Daladier, Nicolas Soulier, Sarah Gissinger, Eléonore Grignon, Yukari Tanihara, Akihiro Kumagaya, Tilmann S. Wendelstein and Johanna Tagada.
“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?”
Poetic Pastel Press, London, Spring 2019
8 1/4” x 11”