We put the “tea” in I.T. and are always on the look out for new teas & paraphernalia. Sharky is pretty sweet looking tea infuser made by Pable Matteado. Hat tip.
Another successful IT dinner – though there were some who doubted we could pull it off. The theme of tea was a bit daunting but everything came together. Location was Billie’s place this time and we had all the IT geeks plus Jillian, Jenny, and Roan. Drinks and appetizers by Brian included a cocktail with [...]
Vanessa from the Deli invited us to come hear one of our favorite tea vendors speak. Benjamin Harrison from Rishi Tea was in town and Billie, Joe and I went down to drink tea and here him speak about tea. I won’t do a transcript of our time, though I did take some copious notes; [...]
When in San Francisco last month I visited Aroma Tea Shop (that’s their logo on the left), the one on Polk Street (there are two shops.) Both shops are owned and run by Haymen Daluz and his wife, Ying Wu. I was looking for a place with lots of quality imported oolong and I was [...]
Wuyi leaves on 2nd steeping Originally uploaded by zsnit Had a yummy roasty Wuyi today thanks to Vanessa at the Deli. I believe it’s the Rishi organic wuyi but I’ll confirm that. (yup.) Brewed it at 2 tsp to 8 oz at 180 degrees for 3 minutes. Nice rich caramel color to the tea and [...]
I was over at the Deli today and met up with Vanessa, our tea expert for some tea goodness. She got me some nice wu yi to try and for today some Green Dragon oolong. This tea is made in the same town as where Dong Ding originates (Lu Gu or Luku). Turns out that [...]
Drinking Dong Ding today – an oolong form Taiwan. This one is from Rishi Teas, probably between a year and two years old. Factoids on Dong Ding: lightly oxidized, name refers to a place but also a process, high mountain grown, hand picked, hand rolled into balls, first planted in the 1800s, thought to be [...]
We’ve had a tradition here in the IT department of drinking tea and learning about tea for a few years now but we’ve held off posting much about tea. I think our original concern was that it wasn’t really what we were about. It’s true, we aren’t about tea, we are a group of geeks [...]
Good article about tea in today’s NY Times: Flying to a remote corner of India and braving the long drive into the Himalayas may seem like an awful lot of effort for a good cup of tea, but Darjeeling tea isn’t simply good. It’s about the best in the world… Link: http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/10/14/travel/14Tea.html PDF: nytimes_high_tea_indian_style_14oct07.pdf
We have a lovely new first flush darjeeling on the shelves from Rohini Estates and I’ve been drinking it for about a week now. I’ve been brewing it in a 16 oz pot with about two level teaspoons of tea with water at about 185 F for 5 minutes on the first steep and 4 [...]
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