Life

Crystal Clear as Green

My parents blame me for causing my eyesight to deteriorate as a kid. They claim that I held my books too close to my face while reading. At age 10, I begged to get checked out for glasses because I…

Tea

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…

Tea

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…

Tea

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…

Inspiration

Handmade

Everyday, we are sculpting our handmade lives. Whether we are making spreadsheets or dinner, our hands are busy making something. Here are some photos of how the people in Yilan, Taiwan use their hands daily. Staying here and living amongst…