Tea & Coffee
Accidental Funnies - Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again - Cute Kitty Cappucino

Accidental Funnies – Japan and Kawaii Strikes Again – Cute Kitty Cappucino

                                  I am always amazed at the Japanese inventiveness around kawaii. In case the idea of kawaii is new to you, kawaii (pronounced like Hawaii) means “cute.” And Japan is obsessed with...
Visit Chengdu People's Park - for People Watching, Marriage Market, Tea Houses, Ear Massage and More...

Visit Chengdu People’s Park – for People Watching, Marriage Market, Tea Houses, Ear Massage and More…

Actually, outside of Shanghai, I think Chengdu might be  my favorite city in China so far. I love the spicy Sichuan cuisine from chili oil hot pot to the addictive dan dan mian (spicy pork noodles). But I think most of all I loved the people watching. And...
Learning Chinese Tea Basics from Wayne Huang of Cha Mi Living, Shanghai

Learning Chinese Tea Basics from Wayne Huang of Cha Mi Living, Shanghai

A primer on teas from Shanghai-based Chinese Tea Expert Wayne Huang Meet Wayne Huang – a co-owner of Cha Mi Living tea shop in the Tianzi Fang arts and shopping district. Wayne has recently opened Cha Mi with his wife after both spending years studying and researching Chinese...
Sample and Buy Tea and Spices at Sagarmatha Tea House, Kathmandu, Nepal

Sample and Buy Tea and Spices at Sagarmatha Tea House, Kathmandu, Nepal

Friendly and knowledgeable family-run tea, spice and honey purveyors I have gotten into tea since moving to Asia. No longer a die hard coffee drinker, I enjoy herbal teas, black teas…hot or iced. Something about it feels lighter to me in this climate. And when I travel, I...
Tea Ceremony at Old Shanghai Teahouse, Fangbang Road Shanghai

Tea Ceremony at Old Shanghai Teahouse, Fangbang Road Shanghai

Experience a Chinese tea ceremony in this eclectic old teahouse In the heart of historic Old Town in Shanghai and in close proximity to the famous Yuyuan Gardens lies the Old Shanghai Teahouse. In fact, Old Town was the first area of Shanghai to be settled – originally,...
High Tea at the Regent Hotel Singapore

High Tea at the Regent Hotel Singapore

The notion most people have of high teas is that they’re precious events… tables covered in doilies & groups of woman gathered round gossiping through the afternoon. Well I’m a tattooed, boot wearing, Texas-born male ( )and I’ll come out and say it – I love high teas!...
Bangkok Street Food - Bubble Tea (Pearl Tea)

Bangkok Street Food – Bubble Tea (Pearl Tea)

People are never on the fence about Bubble Tea. They either love it or hate it. Usually those that have a distaste for mixing textures don’t appreciate the gummy tapioca balls surprising them during a sip of Thai tea. For those of us that love bubble tea, there’s...
Tea Ceremony in Beijing, Steps From the Forbidden Palace

Tea Ceremony in Beijing, Steps From the Forbidden Palace

The relaxing ritual of tea ceremony after a day of sightseeing When you go to a place like Beijing where there are tourist attractions so historically important that they make their way onto the Unesco World Heritage site list, you figure you ought to go see them. The...
Some Healthy Drink Tips and Info

Some Healthy Drink Tips and Info

Hey all, As we move along into healthy week, I thought I’d do a little roundup of drink information for you. A few years back when I was still living in Coppell, Texas I started trying to live a healthier life. I was running to the gym every...
Tips for Coffee Lovers

Tips for Coffee Lovers

Hey all, Coffee. You either need, love, or can’t stand it. Oddly, I worked for two years as a manager at a Starbucks and never really touched the stuff. I liked the odd French Press of select coffee beans that would come through the store, but generally drank...
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