Assam and Darjeeling…some of you may have heard those words thrown around (I know I have).
Tea 201 – English Tea
While the English are known for drinking copious amounts of tea, we all know by now that they did not invent the leaf. So…how did the leaf migrate from Asia to the British Isles?
Japanese Tea Ceremony in Practice
And now….we will take a look at how the Japanese Tea Ceremony progresses.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Etiquette
Like any aspect of a Japanese Ceremony, every little detail has its own name and importance…let’s look at a guests’ etiquette.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Utensils
When it comes to a simple Japanese Tea Ceremony, it is anything but simple. Especially when it comes to the utensils.
Tea 201 – Blooming Tea The Wonders of Craftsmanship
There are those that believe that these beautiful works of art came from an ancient Chinese tradition…
Tea 201 – What is Matcha?
Whenever I walked into a tea shop, I had always seen the bamboo whisk pictured above but could never figure out what it had to do with tea…apparently it is all in the matcha.
Japanese Tea Ceremony – Sen no Rikkyu
This man shaped what we know today to be the chanoyu, or the Japanese “Way of Tea” and Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Tea 101 – Tisanes, The Un-Tea
Here’s a fun fact for you: there are teas that are not made from tea leaves. Gasp!