Tea Sleuth

I am THE Tea Sleuth! Born, raised and living in St. Louis, MO… he longs for a more tea thriving environment. Once a lonely soul, now one destined for Nirvana, all thanks to the Qi he finds in a good tea.

Slotted Spoons Don’t Hold Much Soup
Steven Sondheim

It is a great truth in life, I live by it.

Poor Man’s Tea?

I’ve talked to people who suggested and outright told me that other heicha, besides Yunnan’s puer, are the “poor-man’s-heicha.”

June 28, 2020

Korean Tea Sampler Sets 2020

Korean Tea Sampler Sets. Taste the different grades of Korean green teas, and a menagerie of balhyocha.

May 6, 2020

Wheel of TEA!

Having trouble deciding which tea to drink? try my Little tea Wheel!

April 5, 2020

Make the Most of a Tea Festival

So, you’ve decided to attend a tea festival? It is easy to get lost in the many times massive and boisterous crowd. So how do we traverse the crowd and make the most of your visit?

October 9, 2019

The Lost & Mistaken

Some tea folk aren’t just misguided, they’re wrong. But, are they actually wrong? Well yes, they are, in my un-humble opinion. Let us take a closer look.

September 8, 2019

OOPS! I Boiled My Green Tea. What Now?

I messed up and used boiling water for my green tea! Can I save it?

November 7, 2018

Tea with Coffee? Coffee with Tea?

Why are coffee and tea so often served at the same place when they don’t go together?

October 5, 2018

The Gaiwan and its Overlooked Associate

What exactly is that saucer with your gaiwan called? Why is it there?

May 28, 2018

Eureka! Pure Tea & Flavored Tea Steeped Together as One!

Really? Flavored Teas? If so many like it, let’s do it so all can enjoy. Let’s “Spot-Flavor” our tea!

March 14, 2018

Don’t Drop the Gaiwan

The gaiwan has a short history in the US. How do we hold it? Pour it? Drink form it? And why is Charles making me nervous?

January 12, 2018