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Sips and serenity: explore tea and Zen philosophy at Nanhua Temple

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A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN
A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN
A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN
A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN
A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A tea ceremony is shown at Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province. /CGTN

A view of Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province /CGTN
A view of Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province /CGTN

A view of Nanhua Temple, Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province /CGTN

At Nanhua Temple in Shaoguan, south China's Guangdong Province, the art of tea transcends mere refreshment; it embodies a profound philosophy for life. Rooted in Zen principles, the choice of tea served by monks is a deliberate practice influenced by the weather, the prevailing spirit of the moment, and even the specific person partaking in the ritual. This intricate interplay between tea and mindfulness at Nanhua Temple serves as a poignant reflection of the spiritual harmony embedded in every sip.

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