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…

Taking time for tea

I've been taking time for tea the last month or so, ending with a wonderful extravaganza Mothers Day Tea that my daughter and I whipped up frenziedly and enthusiastically. Normally we go out for a high tea and let it all be served to us. This year we shared tea with others, and invited mothers…

World Tea Party at Centre A

After watching the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies on telly at home, James and I stepped out to see what was going on in the neighbourhood. We saw the large projections on the Centre A windows right away: tea pots,  an Asian woman having tea, other tea images. Yes, it was the opening night for…

Promoting Tea Culture

Last week we met to begin discussing our new tea group, founded to promote tea culture in Vancouver. Karen Duffield from Ooh Cha, Fionna Du from Aura Teas, and Liz Bandelin, from Tega Teas smiled quickly for my camera just as they were leaving. We had sat up on the roof, sipping honeybush/rooibos that Liz…