By the Eastern fence, chrysanthemums bloom yellow.
But who can explain how they would improve the flavor of tea?
Enjoy the warming and sweet fragrances of exquisite autumn harvest Pu’er teas as they commingle with the brilliant splendor of Lan Su's seasonal chrysanthemum display, Mumvember. Tea and chrysanthemums - rustic and refined, simple yet scholarly - come together at Lan Su Chinese Garden. Join Brian Kirbis with Theasophie and contemplate the literary and aesthetic traditions of these two quintessential symbols of Chinese culture.
Theasophie is a tea organization representing Yunhaizhidian in the United States. Theasophie has presented in many venues, teahouses, universities, museums, and botanical gardens throughout the United States and China. Brian S. Kirbis lives and works in Xishuangbanna, home to the world’s oldest tea gardens. Trained in environmental and medical anthropology, Brian is committed to understanding the intertwined ecological, cultural and spiritual dimensions of tea and promoting tea culture in the West.