For me, leafing through a recently-released compendium of teas with many first-flush single-origin varieties is akin to salivating over those luscious photos of vegetables in a seed-seller’s catalogue: Each entry promising something new, summoning a hopeful if guarded belief in Nature and the growing conditions of my garden. What will the … Continue reading
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In introducing folks to the world of tea, I have often been asked – by rather sparked enthusiasts – what to pair with tea. In our San Diego Tea Meetup group, we finally took on this challenge. I say challenge because for many “tea sophisticates,” this is a never-ending quest. … Continue reading
There are some delicacies best left to chefs and special equipment. Creme brûlée and baked Alaska come to mind. Paella — that perfect marriage of taste and texture — is yet another. That has not prevented the ever-expanding kitchen gadget market from selling a few million diminutive blow torches, or … Continue reading
“Your Passport to the World of Tea” LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles Tea Festival comes to Los Angeles on August 10th and 11th as one of the nation’s largest tea festivals, uniting tea enthusiasts and experts for two days of tea talk and culture. We invite tea lovers and … Continue reading
We’re going back into the archives to re-visit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes two different two-part sequences: “Border Tea” and “Rumors of Tea”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to … Continue reading