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Hands Burned, Cracked, And Stained By Tea

Posted in Day-To-Day, Photography by matt on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A photo of the tea house owner's destroyed, tea-stained hands.

Awhile back I made friends with a sweet elderly man who runs one of the oldest tea houses in our city. He seemed extremely busy, but he took a few minutes to sit and chat with me about his work.

It’s obvious that he’s passionate about tea, which he discussed with near-Turkish enthusiasm and near-Chinese sagacity; he even stuck out his hands as proof of passion. They’re cracked and burned from decades of tea service, and I’m hoping to go back to chat w/ him more and to hopefully get some more photos or footage.

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  1. Ben Humeniuk said, on Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Someday, I want my body to be marked with that kind of dedication to my craft. Good share.

  2. Beth said, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Good point, Ben

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