Brahmin’s Choice

Brahmin’s Choice from Steven Smith Teamaker! So glad to see my favorite tea for sale here in Vancouver. It seems a little pricier than it was down in Portland, but that’s because its in the twist-wrap box. Oh and it’s in Canada. It must also be available here in food stores, but I was pleased…

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…

Hospital Tea

In the hospital they offer tea or coffee with every meal. If the tea is anything like the coffee, it may barely resemble the beverage you thought it should be. It comes in a teabag, beside a cup of hot water which is rapidly becoming tepid. However, there is also an endless supply of teabags…

An Afternoon at Steeps

Conversation and lingering seems to be encouraged at Steeps Tea Lounge, where a friend and I sat for a couple of hours discussing metaphysics, her trip to London, and, of course, tea. Surrounded by tea paraphernalia, all for sale, and with other tea aficionados coming, going, or staying to drink tea and read a good…

Tibetan Tea In Edmonton

Visiting Lama Kaldan (actually Geshe Kaldan) was always an experience of Tibet. Having left Tibet in 1959 during the Chinese invasion, Geshe Kaldan spent many years in India before coming to Canada and settling for a time in Edmonton, where we met. He offered Tibetan tea at his home, served out of a big tall…

Organic Goomtee

On Saturday afternoon I tasted Organic Goomtee 2nd Flush 2008, from Aura Teas. It was darker, more earthy than the very delicate TeaLogic Darjeeling Goomtee I’d had a few days before. My first cup, taken with milk and sugar, was very satisfying – and with a bit more body than I’d been used to with…