Chicago winters can be cold, snowy, and windy. Sometimes the most comforting thing to do is curl...Read More
Tag: high tea
This week at T-Ching, we are examining the tea ceremony. Monday’s post by Lisa Dong examined the aspect of romance in the ceremony. On Tuesday, Derek Chew provided an analysis of the tea ceremony as an inclusion into the wedding ceremony.
Since I run a tea shop in Singapore, my overseas friends sometimes ask me what uniquely characterizes our local tea culture. Singapore, along with Malaysia and Hong Kong, represents a meeting point between eastern…
Within the first few months of working at Ahmad Tea, I had the privilege of meeting graphic designer and tea enthusiast, Lady Sippington (the alter ego of English expat, Nina Daryanani, named by her friends and family after her…
In my last post, I admitted to being snobby about herbal infusions. This month I blush profusely as I admit to correcting tea drinkers about High Tea and Afternoon Tea. Historically, yes, there is a difference, but...Read More
I grew up in the American Midwest, and in doing so had limited exposure to tea as I know it now. But it seems in switching between styles of tea, you can get a bit of a culture shock without even leaving your home. It’s...Read More
Aristocratic homes served Low tea in the afternoon with gourmet tidbits like cucumber sandwiches rather than solid nutrition. The emphasis in Low tea was on the presentation and socializing. High tea (sometimes called...Read More