October 27, 2014

Enjoying Tea in Chinese Culture

With the leaves turning colors in autumn glory, my recent daily choice of tea tends to be a darker oolong with thicker mouth feel and deeper character profile.  During my talk at Homewood Retirement Center about enjoying tea in Chinese culture, I showed off a rare Puer tea brick gifted to me a few years ago when I was in Taiwan during the tea plantation visit. 

A fun thing I just discovered by looking at the above picture is that my choice of outfit and tea displays harmoniously reflect the seasonal color without any purposely intention.  What an instinct when dealing with the subject of tea!

October 12, 2014

Frederick downtown "tea hop" event

For last week's "tea hop" event, I captioned each photo in the album to serve as a brief event review. The participants were mostly of young millennium generation and what a joy to see their enthusiasm in trying out new teas and learning about the Chinese culture through tea serving!