The gap, the space, the generations, the ways, the beliefs. The traditions, the culture, the clothing, the food. Geographically, religiously, economically. The language. Tea. Certain eyes see only certain things. Eyes of uncertainty – eyes of unfamiliarity. Eyes of ignorance. Thoughts of intolerance. Minds with little acceptance. Hearts completely … Continue reading
Do you remember the very first gong fu experiment we ever did? It is an important one, and as we have mentioned many times it is important to repeat all these experiments several times. In our first experiment, we poured tea into a cup and then poured half of that into an identical cup, and half of that into a third. Continue reading
This is Part 2 of Michael’s tea story. You can click the first link in the first sentence, or the link at the end of this post to read the first installment.
The rest was history, after drinking my first cup of Jasmine I was hooked on loose leaf tea. I would drink my cheap Jasmine tea every day, experimenting with different steeping times to find what I liked best. The next step for me was ordering loose Continue reading
Many of us love to start our day with tea. Just tea! The variety of choices here is as wide as the world of tea! Many people like to start their day with a green or an oolong tea, but there are others of us who prefer to hit the morning hours with a nice strong pot of Pu’erh, Assam, or Breakfast Blend. Some of this choice has to do with flavor preferences, Continue reading