Teaware is an aesthetically pleasing and even more, functional way to enhance your tea practice. Tea in a bowl is definitely the easiest way to enjoy it, but sometimes, high quality tea needs more skill and refined tools for a chajin to truly understand and enjoy a high quality tea. Gongfu, which translates to skill or practice,…… Continue reading Quality teaware is just as important as quality tea
Summer is officially here! The solstice was just a few days ago, and it’s very exciting. Summer means lots of more outdoor adventures, fresh fruit and other seasonal pickings, and of course, TEA!! Spring time is when the new tea season begins. Fresh pickings for the year which is of course a very…… Continue reading Summer time tea
As some of you may know, my tea journey began when I was very young, for I was introduced to British (Western) style teas, along with herbals (tisanes). But for me, it wasn’t until I learned and tasted loose teas that my journey began. I knew the basics, my first love being oolong. Then when…… Continue reading Getting Started with Tea ❤ – a guide for beginners
I will be honest, I don’t drink tea everyday. Some weeks I do, and sometimes I fall out of the habit. But that’s okay. If you are a tea lover like myself, this is bound to happen because, well, life, but it’s important that I keep drinking tea as much as possible. Why? As a Chajin, I value tea…… Continue reading Why do I drink tea?
I’m going to introduce the word minimalism into your mind. We’ve all heard it, and for instance, it’s very well known in art, also an aesthetic. It usually deals with very few colors, easy on the eyes, and is overwhelmingly … simple. But its simplicity is art. It can actually be very very difficult to accomplish…… Continue reading Minimalism + Materialism
We went to Maine for a nice vacation. We ran into Amish folk, and gathered spring water near Mt. Katahdin (the highest point in the US). We could see the mountain from our view. It was incredible! We also got stuck during one of the meanest snow storms of the year. I will not lie, it was definitely scary! We were stuck…… Continue reading Rob’s Birthday
There is so much magic within tea. There is so much more to it than its flavors and aromas. There is history, processing, location, and varietal. Becoming more intimate about tea rather than just deciphering what kind it is can lead to so much more appreciation and love for these Leaves. Today my session began with Liu…… Continue reading Liu An; Harvest Moon Tea + the Importance of Learning the Process