It’s been a crazy year for Tiny Pinecone. For so long, I had been asking myself if I wanted to pursue a brick and mortar shop, or maybe just do catering, or possibly events, and what about just a series of pop-ups? All of these different directions and every one of them a valid pursuit.
Finally, I thought about what Tiny Pinecone was born from: a love for a well-crafted life.
Things made by hand are things made with love. I enjoy so much making pastries, creating nice environments and experiences, pairing it all with other lovely hand-crafted things, and especially meeting other like-minded people and sharing a smile. Instead of forcing a future, I decided to just “go with the flow.” And because the universe shows you what you need, when you need it, I found a wealth of inspiration for creating a Tealicious life in Jhentea. My curiosity about tea has led me to Taiwan, this emerald green island of oolong! For now, I am directing that feeling into this blog, to share all that I may discover along the way.
Jhentea is a family of Taiwanese female tea masters. These strong women have been making oolong teas for 150 years. All natural, hand-plucked, and hand-made. That is a love story for the history books!
I have a lot to learn from them, and am looking forward to the next few months to be spent in their company.