Where is Gongfu Cha going? It is inarguably a dying art; while tea is resurgently popular, tea ceremony is a niche praxis practiced by few, mastered by fewer, and insufficiently culturally-prevalent to support the related arts necessary for its progression. Whereas the practice and consumption of tea historically supported innovations in tea farming, tea ceramics, and tea metallurgy, it is likely that today’s shrinking practitioner base maintains an insufficient level of education necessary to sustain the praxis or allow for its progression.
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