We're always learning, whether traveling or experimenting and tweaking. Our goal is to share all the successes and blunders. We hope these chronicles will help you gain further understanding and appreciation of tea.
Brewing Guidelines - Time, temperature, quantity of leaf and water.
What is Good Tea? - "Good" tea is not universal. It is something you need to discover.
Summertime Iced Teas - Watermelon, peach, and lemon-lime were the 3 iced teas we served at our first public event, the weekly Berkeley Flea Market.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (for sugar) - Obesity, diabetes. What's causing poor health in America today? Could it be sugar? Ease up on it in your Latte!
"Tea, Simple" - Photographer and author of The Ancient Tea Horse Road Jeff Fuchs shares a beautiful essay on the importance of simple tea traditions.
Tea Drinking as a Shared Experience - Tea drinking is a shared experience, that can only be completed with good company.
Making Oolong Tea on Alishan - The best way to appreciate tea is to see how it is made. Tea is as much about people as it is terroir and weather. Are they fruitful, passionate people?
San Lin Xi's Dazzling Natural Beauty - San Lin Xi is one of the most beautiful areas in Taiwan. Don't miss it if you visit Taiwan.