When you think of Burma (now known as Myanmar), you think of Aung San Suu Kyi and the lack of democracy or human rights. You don’t usually associate the country with tea, even though teatime in Burma…Read More
Month: November 2013
Just one of the beauties of tea is the comfort of the process: measured quality whole leaf, purified water brought to a boil, steeped for a measured few moments. The brew is cradled, inhaled, and savored.
The mystery novel the The English Breakfast Murder contains a one-page instruction on tea dyeing. To achieve the color of pale yellow, it suggests the use of peppermint tea.
Recently it has been my privilege to get to know a young woman raised in China. I mistakenly made the assumption that talking with her about Chinese teas would be a lengthy and fun part of our acquaintance.
As much as I love single estate teas and seem to stick to drinking teas from a single region, sometimes it’s refreshing to peruse my overflowing tea cabinet and randomly select two different loose leaf teas for blending à la minute.