These days, writing about tea on the internet is such highly organized enterprise that I have to admit I’m hesitant to enter the fray.
I have been working for locally operated and owned businesses since my first job at The Tucson Food Co-op. Since then, I’ve been working two doors down from the Co-op at The Tucson Herb Store, and for Seven Cups Tea House. I was introduced to Seven Cups Tea by my mom when I was in [...]
“Seven Cups Tea Blog Evolves” sounds like a pretty weighted title — as if to say some mutation has happened. It’s a challenge to think up a good title. There is no mutation, but rather evolution characterized by progress. Seven Cups is a lucky company in so many ways, and one of the most significant [...]
Happy New Year from Seven Cups
November 2013 was the tenth anniversary of my tea blog. When I first started the idea of blogging was relatively new. There were just a few political blogs, and many of these were focused on reporting.
The demise of Lapsang Souchong Black Tea, one of China’s most famous black teas, is filled with irony.
I have been able to travel a lot this year, and talk to a lot of people, from consumers, to producers from a number of different countries, to tea educators, to small tea business owners, to tea journalists, to corporate tea executives. It is been a log time since I have written a blog because [...]
Since the middle of May I have been on the road, traveling in China, the US, and Europe, and for Zhuping it was three months in China. Finally we are enjoying our sanctuary in Tucson, with a lot of welcome home cooked meals.
I am going to London in June for a meeting of the Ethical Tea Partnership to discuss tea and sustainability…
It has been twenty years since I first became obsessed with Chinese tea. It has not lost any of the magic pull for me throughout these years, in fact I am probably even more obsessed. Although I have had other obsessions in my life, Chinese tea is probably longest running one. I think it has to do with mysteries.Mysteries are always rooted in questions and problems to solve.