Dear T Ching Community,

For over a year, it has been my pleasure to serve as Managing Editor at During my tenure here, I had a great time writing posts, doing research, and helping to convert teens to tea, one cup at a time. From you, the community, I learned about tea, design, and life. Thank you.

As I approach retirement age in these insecure financial times, it has become necessary to take part-time work in addition to my full-time job. The reality check is that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything well. Something had to give. T Ching has given me opportunities to write to my heart’s content in a variety of styles and for a variety of purposes. Time to move on.

I hope to continue to contribute to the blog from time to time.

The new Managing Editor, Erika, has already attracted new contributors and made many positive changes to the blog. Welcome her!

Again, thanks!

Regena Rafelson