tie guan yin in the rainy mountains of taiwan: tea and travel with austin yoder

Austin Yoder and I have twin addictions – travel and tea. He runs AustinYoder.com, a lifestyle design website where he writes about tea, travel and travel hacking.  Austin and I had a chat about tea, traveling and why Tie Guan Yin is the most amazing thing on Earth. __ Tell me about your website, how … Continue reading

tea money: how fair trade is funding hospitals, tuition and clean drinking water in tea communities

[or, How Rishi Tea and the Xuan En Organic Fair Trade Cooperative are rocking the Fair Trade World] October is Fair Trade month, and to celebrate this and all the wonderful Fair Trade activity that has gone on this month (benefiting both farmers and tea drinkers alike!) I wanted to showcase the Xuan En Fair Trade … Continue reading

the way of tea: an interview with michael ricci, colorado

This is part four in my series of interviews with chanoyu practitioners, This time with Michael Ricci, Urasenke instructor in the Boulder and Fort Collins Colorado area of the United States. You can read part one of this interview series with Gabrielle Soga Caciula of Belgium here; part two with Morgan Beard of Philly Tea, … Continue reading

tea retail in the news: us and canada

Wes Anderson’s Pal Waris Ahluwalia Pops Tea Room Under NYC High Line – Fast Company [October 2010] A tea room dedicated to love and history, the pop-up space is Ahluwalia’s latest foray into creative, cultural entrepreneurship. On offer are silver needle, Masala Chai, Assam teas, and of course Darjeeling–and all are from India. Adagio opens … Continue reading

cha-an japanese tea house review, east village, new york

Yunkie over at the Food Travel Blog has done a review of the Cha-an Japanese Tea House in New York.  To see more beautiful photos and to read the full review just click here to go and visit. Yunkie has a real eye for food and travel photography, and you can see some more tea … Continue reading

tea touring in minnesota: hunan brick tea at tea source

Thanks to Chris Giddings, The Tea-Guy, for sharing this tea photo and the story behind it with me: This photo was taken mid September while on a Tea Tour up in Minnesota. My girlfriend and I were on a trip for an expo she wanted to attend so I took the chance to check out the surprisingly … Continue reading

talking about tea and travel with karol gajda of ridiculously extraordinary

Karol has one of my favorite blogs, it’s all about freedom, travel, health and life. He’s a massive tea fan and a big traveler – what a perfect combination! He took some time to tell me about his tea choices and moving around the world. __ Tell me about your site, how did you get … Continue reading

private tea tastings at halcyon tea in san diego

James Bowman from Halcyon Tea in San Diego, California was kind enough to send me this photo, and a tell me a little about their private tea tastings.  For more info please visit their blog or website. This is a setup we brought to a private event for one of our regular customers. We were … Continue reading

tatami mats at indigo tea

Thanks to Chris Giddings, The Tea-Guy, for shaing this tea photo and the story behind it with me: This photo was taken mid September while on a Tea Tour up in Minnesota. My girlfriend and I were on a trip for an expo she wanted to attend so I took the chance to check out the surprisingly … Continue reading

the way of tea: los angeles event – celebration of the chasen @ zenshuji zen temple

During my research into The Way of Tea, I had the good fortune to stumble across Lauren Sochi Deutsch; she has been so wonderful.  Through her I’ve made contact with Jeff Fuchs, a writer, explorer and tea photographer, and the first westerner to complete the Tea Horse Road. I’m thankful for people like Lauren, who … Continue reading

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