February 18, 2010

Winter meals with a pot of tea

During recent east coast snow storms, it's the ideal time for family and friends to sit around table and share hot meals accompanied by a pot of good tea.  Here is a video demonstration of  how to make the seasonal Chinese hot pot soup .  Enjoy!

February 3, 2010

Seasonal beauty of nature enhansed by tea

What a seasonal cycle of beauty to behold and enjoy.  The wintery snow melts which brings vibrant spring growth.  These garden pictures were taken 3 months apart last year.  Imagine sipping tea along a hot pot meal with family and friends in cold winter--the house filled with delicious aroma of the broth and foggy windows covered with warm steam.  Then spring comes--tea in gazebo surrounded by blooming plants!