Author: Ifang Hsieh

Salty tea

My friend, Jessica, and I did not intentionally seek out the Euro Pane Bakery. Jessica was looking for a good sandwich joint, and I was determined to find the best macaroon I could possibly find after overpaying for mediocre…

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Sen no Rikyu’s tea rooms

Sen no Rikyu (1522-1591) is undoubtedly the most renowned tea master in Japanese history.  Born in Sakai near the end of Japan’s warring era, he performed tea ceremonies for powerful feudal lords Nobunaga Oda and Hideyoshi...

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