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…

Intaba Bushbabies Tea: Will Babies Like It?

On their site, the Intaba people say: “Intaba Bushbabies – Kids love the naturally sweet taste!” So I put it to the taste test with the 2 nearest kids, Ember and Cora, asking them if they thought it would be a good tea for babies. At first we tried it without adding honey. Mistake. These…

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…

Tea Haiku Prize

Here’s a photo of me giving some Tetley Colour Therapy tea to the 2nd prize winner of last winter’s Tea Haiku contest, Carol Sokoloff of Victoria, BC. Her winning Haiku is: Winter drizzle stings, I pour warm tea, revive the frozen spirit.

Tea- The Beauty and Wonder of a Single Leaf

The appreciation of nature and our intimate connection is easily visible through an understanding of the essence of tea. With a single plant, innumerable varieties of sustaining, stimulating infusions have been created over the centuries. The tea we drink today is the result of an ongoing interdependent co-creation between the tea plant and the human…