What I Learned About Tea From A Minimalist

I’m not a minimalist and I don’t play one on television. In fact, I used to be quite the opposite of a minimalist. Is there such a word as “maximist”? Over the years I’d accumulated mountains of “stuff”. Childhood treasures, my first apartment mis-matches, two new homes- of course I had to redecorate with each and every move, right? You bet! And I have to … Continue reading What I Learned About Tea From A Minimalist

Would You Pay One Million Dollars For An Ounce Of This Tea?

Whoa, Da-Hong Pao. Hold on just a New York minute! As a self-proclaimed tea connoisseur, I surely I know the value of an exquisite cup of quality loose leaf tea. But at a cost of between $1,200 – $1,400 for one gram? By my calculations, one gram is equal to about one third ounce of dry loose tea. (1 cup of hot brew requites approximately … Continue reading Would You Pay One Million Dollars For An Ounce Of This Tea?

“Hey, Teacher- Don’t Leave That Tea Alone!”

We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers leave those kids… (huh?) No, I didn’t intend to refer to the 1979 Pink Floyd song from album The Wall (but it does kind of get stuck in your head, doesn’t it? Sorry about that). But if I were penning a remake of the above song with … Continue reading “Hey, Teacher- Don’t Leave That Tea Alone!”

Tea Bag or Loose Leaf Tea?

This is by far my most asked question. And it’s true, nearly all tea drinkers ask themselves this important question at some point. -Tea bag or loose leaf tea? Is there a difference? Does one taste better than the other? Is one healthier for me than the other? In a nutshell – an astounding, “YES!” Here’s why. Tea bags packaged and found in your local … Continue reading Tea Bag or Loose Leaf Tea?