Tea service in North America is almost a shame! We are serving tea the same way we did forty or...Read More
Is it just me, or can you feel Fall In The Air? The 105 degrees – and CLIMBING – air. It’s only been a week since we drove my daughter back to college and already I see kids sweating in their new back-to-school turtlenecks and I’m buying Halloween decorations.
In many Asian countries, the annual ritual of spring cleaning is carried out during the Lunar New Year holiday. After moving to the States, my family found Thanksgiving weekend most suitable for observing this tradition…
The China Modern: Designing Popular Culture 1910-1970 exhibit, through February 6, 2011 at Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California, showcases several tea-related items.There are two teapots, both of which were manufactured...Read More
As most regular readers know, I’m a huge fan of Dr. Andrew Weil – the Father of Complementary Medicine. I saw him on the Dr. Oz show a few weeks ago and, once again, he mentioned the addition of tea to a healthy...Read More
Art. Tea. Is there a connection? Surely tea is an art, especially when one looks at the elaborate traditional tea rituals some cultures have. But can art relate to tea? Most definitely.Most people are familiar with some of...Read More
What’s your favorite way to infuse tea? This question of how people infuse their tea or how they feel they need to infuse their tea is an important one to me as I search for ways to make loose-leaf tea as accessible as...Read More