Inspiration

Destination: …where?

“How do you know when the tea is ready?” This question is always on my mind as I shadow tea master, Fu Chen. Everything she does, I mirror. She observes the freshly picked leaves and I look and look. She…

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Tea (are the) Champions!

Last week I found myself wandering the halls of the Shanghai New International Expo Center. The smell of steak sizzling on a grill wafted past, and I picked up little cup of a Korean ginseng energy drink to wash down…

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How To Read Tea Leaves

There are stars, that float above our heads and inspire us: Savion Glover, Ferran Adria, and Beethoven. Then, there is the rest – good – but stuck on the ground. If we took away all the stories, the legends, the…

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Wild and Loose

On a recent tour of Jhentea’s family tea garden, we were hiking around the hills. Monkeys were crossing the paths and blue butterflies flitted back and forth. The only things interrupting the idyllic scene were the mosquitoes that seemed to…