This is my little corner where I share my tea-related writing and thoughts. This blog itself is a journey of discovery of the tea lifestyle, with topics such as loose leaf tea, tea culture, sustainability, practical tips, self-care and mindfulness.
Read on to uncover all tea has to offer.
Dear You, Are you living life in the fast lane, at warp speed and you feel tired? Do you long to step off the hamster's wheel for a richer and slower pace, even just for a while? This letter is to anyone (and to myself) who feels that they might have too much on their...read more
"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places." Ernest Hemingway What is kintsugi? The Japanese concept of kintsugi or kintsukuroi (meaning "golden repair") is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. If a precious piece of pottery...read more
I love the Danish concept of hygge. Hygge (pronounced ‘hue-gah’) is defined by the Oxford dictionary as ‘a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being’. Even that definition sounded kind of like poetry – don’t...read more
As lovers of coffee, tea and chocolate, we are all pretty high-rate daily consumers. Whilst individually our contribution might be small, collectively it makes a big difference if we strive to incorporate sustainable coffee, tea and chocolate in our consumption...read more
Is there anything more delightful than a nice cup of tea? While the tea bag has simplified tea making, the full spectrum of tea’s potential lies in the steep and strain of high quality loose leaf tea, rather than the dunk and dash of bagged tea. Come dive into the...read more
You have finally made the decision. You want to get serious about tea, by moving beyond tea bags and going for loose leaves. You are ready to start brewing, but how do you filter out the tea essentials in a tea market that is flooded with gadgets and advice? How do...read more
The world of tea is vast and fascinating. You're interested to start the tea journey, but you feel a bit intimidated. Don't worry, the journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. Everyone was a beginner at some point. To help you along your journey, I...read more
Freedom is a word we hear brandished about in life. And yet, as we rush about with daily living, there are things - ego, perception, grasping - that do not facilitate true personal freedom from anger, anxiety and stress. Through a humble cup of tea and awareness, we...read more
The faster our lives spin, the more we tend to fly apart. You understand the need for relaxation and self-care – but fitting dedicated time for things like yoga or meditation in our hectic day can seem impossible. Why not adopt easy practical self-care and simple...read more
For many across the world, tea is a lovely little pleasure. It is also an important social and celebratory tradition for great occasions. Continuing on our journey of tea culture around the world, I'd like to invite you to join me today. This time, we will jet to...read more
The practice of drinking tea has a long and complex history. Tea has been enjoyed and revered for over a thousand years. Beginning in China and spreading across Asia, it is a central part of traditional ceremonies and special celebrations. From preparing, brewing and...read more
If I could live in a coffee, tea or chocolate shop, I would! Hi, my name is Suk-yi, full-time caffeine lover, wife, mother, environmentalist and world citizen. I would like to extend a warm welcome to my fellow caffeine lovers. This is The Caffeine...read more