This item is an add-on purchase for folks attending the book party on Friday, December 8 from 7-9PM
and must be picked up that evening at O5 Tea, Vancouver (2208 W 4th Ave, Vancouver).
Purchasing an extra Gift Kit is only available to book party ticket holders.
This includes another limited edition O5 x Ceremonie Book + Companion Teas Gift Kit
The book, created during the 5-week thematic residency, Meeting For Teas, held at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity, located on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain, is a collection of poems and tea illustrations of grey scaled cyanotypes (sunprints) that showcase both prayer and journey through light, shadow, and verse. The second edition of the artist’s book has an extremely limited print run of 30, much like the first print of 50.
The companion teas are selected, based on varietal, fragrance, body, complexities, and energetics, to reflect generous pairings for each of the Chinese esoteric elements while reading the poetry, striking chords of emotional attunement, introspection, and creative angles of repose:
- Dragonwell Wen’s Hometown ‘Long Jing’, Green (the element of Wood)
- Harvest Moon, White (the element of Fire)
- Ming Jing Gaba, Oolong (the element of Earth)
- Tea Horse Road | Yiwu 2006, Shou Puer (the element of Metal)
- Wildbush, Black (the element of Water)
Housed in a minimalist wooden gift box, the featured O5 teas range from 15-30 grams each, and include prints of grey-scaled cyanotypes of each of them by Mimi Young.
From Mimi: In some ways it feels like there’s no way A Tea Stronger Than Death is already onto its second print. In other ways it feels like the book has been here for a long while. Perhaps this speaks to the warm welcome and belongingness each of you have shown us. From the warm reception of my poems, with the Walter Phillips Gallery at Banff Centre as a stockist, to appearing on podcasts to share about grief and loss, to creative works as a response from the book such as ceramicist Helen Kong (Toronto), to the eye-moistening words and emails from those of you who have enjoyed the book… I can only say it’s such an honour.