About

Background with Tea

Five years ago, a friend of mine took me to a tea shop for an evening event where I had my first cup of loose leaf tea. This tea, a Chinese Hong Cha (红茶), was unlike any tea which I had drunk in the past.

Feeling inspired, I started to learn more about the different kinds of loose leaf teas, their history, and their qualities. A little later, another friend introduced me to the practice of Tai Ji Quan (太极拳). This practice inspired me to learn more about Chinese philosophy, some of which I believe can be expressed and appreciated through tea.

I’ve recently graduated from business school, and am studying Mandarin. This blog is a way for me to share my passion for tea, as well as continue to discover and refine my thoughts on different things in the world of tea.

 

Future Plans

I plan on going to China or Taiwan to immerse myself and practice the language. If I can find decent teas at affordable prices, I’d like to try to set up a small e-commerce website to offer these teas to others.

Additionally, I’m currently offering weekly tea tastings for a hotel. Sharing tea is a big passion of mine, and I would like to grow and offer more events like these if possible.

 

A bright cup of Taiwanese high mountain wulong tea sits next to an open gaiwan that reveals the brewed tea leaves.

A cup of Taiwanese high mountain wulong tea.