Friday, September 6, 2013
The Most Famous Tea House in Canada Right Now
On August 17 there was an opening of an extraordinary Chinese tea house in Toronto. It is most definitely not your normal everyday tea house. Some call it a puerh tea house. It quite literally is!
It's the world's most influential contemporary artists, Ai Weiwei's art installation Teahouse (2009) showing at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The piece consists of a house constructed of four hundred 20cm cubes of puerh tea! Then it is all surrounded by loose leaf tea (mao cha?). A friend who experienced the exhibition said the smell was maybe the best part.