Cha Cha Cha – tea blog migrates here!

I had a site called Cha-cha-cha – all about tea. Cha    Chai    Tea  It gets into you. Worlds open. The tea blog was not being looked after much so I’ve incorporated it into my personal blog site. Here’s how I had described it: My experience of tea may occur in Vancouver but a sip of…

Joe Clare on Tea Packaging

Joe Clare, owner of Edmonton’s Massage Therapy Supply Outlet, doesn’t approve of the new tea stir stick single packaging. Here he is telling all about it.

Fukushima Radiation and Tea

Some say that drinking green tea helps protect you against the effects of radiation, but what if your tea includes a dash of cesium? At a recent tea market I asked some questions about radiation in teas grown in Japan. But when I spoke with people from Aoi Tea and Rishi Tea, both indicated that…

Most Difficult Tea-Making

The most difficult tea-making experience I ever had? Was it in Cuba? No, that was easy: I’d brought an electric kettle which seemed like a remarkable miracle to our Cuban friends. Even if I didn’t have it, I’d have been able to use the single electric burner hot plate to boil the water in the…

The Exquisite Tea Culture

There is something about tea culture that promotes beauty and the love of delicacy and refinement, but not in a way that excludes power, strength and all those other ineffable qualities we also love to engage in. Tea culture is centuries in the making and intercultural in its sweep through times, nations, kingdoms and kitchens….

Tea Ceremony – a Time for Self-Reflection

When I was super-busy I used to nurture a fantasy of learning the tea ceremony, and that it would somehow give me more time in my life. I was inspired to read this great article in the Wall Street Journal on Tea for Today: Read full article here. Here’s a short excerpt: The tea ceremony…