Tag Archives: tea

ER’s Fine Tea Selections

I was going through an old pile of papers in the rear of my desk and came across the papers pictured above. About 10 years ago, ER was in my 8th grade class. He was hyperactive (and also a bit … Continue reading

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“At the Tea Garden” by Margaret Hasse

My friend and I mull over the teas displayed in square jars with beveled glass labeled by type. Each name seems part of a haiku: “After the Snow Sprouting.” “Moon Palace.” “Mist Over the Gorges.” I’m drawn to green teas … Continue reading

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Steep, strain, infuse

We were in Chinatown a few days ago and wandering into a tea and gift shop I was amazed at how empowered I felt by the potential for cure for any ill that could befall me or any of my … Continue reading

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I made matcha tea today, measured with a bamboo tea scoop (chashaku) and frothed with a bamboo whisk (chasen). I drank the tea slowly while silently but attentively observing our rainy garden (see photos above). I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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