Okakura Kakuzo’s Hut Rises following Tsunami

For students of tea, art and spirituality, there was one small story that escaped international attention during the massive devastation that took place along Japan's northwest coastline on March 11, 2011. Okakura Kakuzo's tiny seaside retreat Rokkakudo was washed out to sea during the tsunami that scoured much of the Pacific coast of Ibaraki Prefecture.  But, there…

Afternoon Tea in London

Shall I have afternoon tea or pay the mortgage? Tea at Palm Court at The Ritz, LondonHeading to London on the heels of the Olympics? Planning for a real London teatime experience? (Why else would you go?) Well, get ready for a bit of sticker shock. Tea for two might set you back about $140!I'm always…