Spring is officially here — Or, as most Arizonans think of it, “Summer: The Saga Begins”. It’s the time when ice creams and iced teas are coming back in vogue, and bakers are tucking away our rich, spicy, warming winter recipes and looking for something that blooms with more delicate characteristics. Swiss meringue buttercream is [...]
Tea is many things to many people; a beverage, a ritual, a medicine, a comfort. Whether it’s sustaining you through a busy day, bringing family and friends together, enhancing your health and wellness, or warming your body and soul, tea is a common link between many different cultures, and the way that each culture prepares [...]
I’m coming up on my year and a half mark as a proud member of the Seven Cups team. Incidentally, the same week I was hired at Seven Cups, I was also hired at The Tucson Herb Store. This has meant I’ve been getting a double dose of in-depth education from both the Chinese/Eastern perspective [...]
If you haven’t had a chance to pick up an issue of Edible Baja Magazine , I advise you to pop in to a local business and pick up an issue of what has rapidly become my favorite printed source. It’s always a delight to come in to work at The Tucson Herb Store and see [...]
A large part of launching our new website includes a brief (considering how intricate tea history is) scope through the history of Chinese tea. I’ve been lucky to be presented with the opportunity to sit down with our tea master and owner, Zhuping and receive a one on one history lesson of Chinese tea culture. Zhuping [...]
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.