Category Archives: Teas

I Beg to Differ, Mr. Orwell.

Hat tip to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for alerting us to George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules on how to to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are a couple of the 11 nuggets First of all, one should use … Continue reading

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Hot Teas in Hot Times

It’s been unbearably hot here. Despite what traditional Chinese medicine may say about hot tea cooling a person down in hot times, I’d much rather have a milkshake, a cold milk tea, or air conditioning right now. Hmm, yummy air … Continue reading

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Ah, Asha

I’ve been buying teas from Asha Tea House for a while but had the chance to hop into its physical store only very recently. As I’d like to bring you guys with me on every new tea adventure, here’s some more … Continue reading

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Cultural Osmosis: Hakone Gardens & a Japanese Tea Ceremony

The detour around the car show taking place on the streets of lovely, manicured City of Saratoga  took seven minutes, making me exactly seven minutes late to the Japanese tea ceremony at Hakone Estate & Gardens (“the oldest Asian estate and garden … Continue reading

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Tuition Pots

Because I don’t blog about teas very much but impulsively buy teaware off eBay too much, let me reblog the words of another tea drinker for today’s post. (Manually) reblogged from A Tea Addict’s Journal Everyone love posting about things … Continue reading

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Surely?

After asking whether old and rare objects are intrinsically valuable, I voted on the question with my pocket book and bought this tea set. It’s highly implausible that this tea set is either old or rare, but it did come to me … Continue reading

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Practically Irresponsible!

I just bought some teas. But they were on a 50% off sale! It would have been practically irresponsible to not buy them under such circumstances, right?

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