Crime & Punishment

Sipping & Slurping & Burping OH MY!

Certain teas tended to make me burp… It is indeed rude, crude, and in all other ways… unacceptable to burp at a tea gathering. Was it something in the tea?

August 5, 2021

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

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

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

Teagotistical Minds

Teagotistical tē-gə-ˈti-sti-kəl (adj.) having an exaggerated sense of one’s knowledge of tea.

October 30, 2017

Facts are the Key to Tea Mastery

To master your tea game… knowing everything from dates to history to processing methods and even estates and farmers are essential… Or is it?

September 30, 2017

Boiling Water Kills Green Tea!

Don’t use boiling water for your green tea! It’ll scald it! … OR WILL IT ?!

July 27, 2017