The Ritual of Tea

My wife and I have found great delight in introducing our grandson to the ritual of tea. Green, strawberry, or black with lots of milk, Davis is enthralled with all the tea families and takes great pleasure in pouring the tea from his tiny teapot into his porcelain cup with the giraffe handle. He gives…

Seven Steps to Making Tea

I am occasionally asked if water for tea can be heated in a microwave or Keurig coffee maker. The plain answer is "yes." My question to the inquirer is "How does the use of a microwave add to your sense of ritual?"Lu Yu was the first tea master to deal with these questions. He didn't have microwaves…