Three more teas to talk about today which will actually get us to just outside India, in the Nepal region. Although I had ambitions of tasting the entire selection our teas in sequence I find that new teas or seasonal teas crop up that require tasting so for the next two updates I'll be sharing my notes…

Read more |    Jan 21, 2010

Let me start off by saying I'm not a vegan. If I had to name my eating habits I'd be forced to acknowledge that the only category I might fit in is "Food Snob". I love food, cooking, looking, inhaling, consuming it but my youngest daughter will confirm if we are on the road I'll pretty much starve before…

Read more |    Jan 14, 2010

Drizzly and cold in Florida today and I'm so looking forward to the fire and a pot of tea this evening. I know most everyone is unhappy with the weather right now but we so rarely have the pleasure of a fire, wool clothes and comfort food. As promised here is some info on flushes and random letters…

Read more |    Jan 09, 2010

This update was supposed to be about black tea grading and "Flushes" but then I realized today was Goblin day and that Flushes and grading could wait so I'm starting my Assam tasting and writing about that and goblins. January 6th is Epiphany aka Goblin Day in the Greek Orthodox World. The lore goes…

Read more |    Jan 06, 2010

First full day back yesterday and I was both pleasantly surprised at how much tea we sold over the last 10 days and dismayed at how many teas we are out of! Sent orders out and did a very quick inventory. Determined to spend today ordering tea and spices... Darjeeling teas, like Champagne wines, is…

Read more |    Jan 05, 2010

The New Year's resolution is to taste every tea in the store, with as little bias as possible, and comment on each via this blog, starting today. I planned to start a week or two ago so I'd have a few teas already tasted and some notes so I wouldn't be rushing at the end as is my habit. Soooo.. ...I…

Read more |    Jan 02, 2010

A one year long commitment to again taste each of the 275 teas (last credible count) in Tea and Chi and comment about them. Along the way look for thoughts and happenings from the daily life of the tea store in downtown Vero Beach, Florida as well as recipes, photos and who knows what else. As far as…

Read more |    Dec 15, 2009

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