Quality teaware is just as important as quality tea

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

Getting Started with Tea <3 – a guide for beginners

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

Liu An; Harvest Moon Tea + the Importance of Learning the Process

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

A Morning with Liu Xiang and a Jian Shui

Welcome to the journal!! Kodama here… this is my, and our first post and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share tea (and many other topics) knowledge and experiences with you all. Nothing is more beautiful than having a tea drunk filled session with one you love. Doesn’t hurt to have some wonderful new shou puerh