Posts tagged "Tea"
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!...
Epicurean Concept of the Week (Texas Edition) - Sweet Tea

Epicurean Concept of the Week (Texas Edition) – Sweet Tea

Howdy Yall, To commemorate my travels around Texas and the states I’ll be doing a short series of “Texan Epicurean Concepts” over the next few weeks. These concepts will hopefully help you more fully enjoy your next trip to Texas. First up is a childhood favorite of mine...
Classic Thai Dining at Erawan Tea Room, Grand Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand

Classic Thai Dining at Erawan Tea Room, Grand Hyatt, Bangkok, Thailand

Thai food favourites in a lovely and classic Thai setting overlooking the Erawan shrine I discovered the Erawan Tea Room when a Thai friend suggested it. I had been in Thailand about 3 months and was still feeling my way around, everything was new to me. And over...
Visit a Tea Plantation, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Visit a Tea Plantation, Handunugoda Tea Estate, Ahangama, Sri Lanka

A 140-year old white tea plantation, spice and rubber tree farm If you visit Sri Lanka, you will certainly be tempted to visit a tea plantation. And there is probably none more famous than Handunugoda – the legendary tea plantation that used to produce the famous “virgin” white...
72 hours in Galle, Sri Lanka – A Guide for What to See and Do

72 hours in Galle, Sri Lanka – A Guide for What to See and Do

From charming colonial hotels to lovely gift shops Please don’t stay in Colombo if you go to Sri Lanka. Even 3 days is enough to explore historic Galle and the surrounding areas. Here’s our cheat sheet for how to spend 3 days in and around Galle.
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...
Pondicherry, India - a Guide on Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

Pondicherry, India – a Guide on Where to Eat, Shop, Sleep

3 days in French colonial India by the sea If any of you have read the Life of Pi, you will remember Pondicherry as the hometown of the main character, Pi, the zookeeper’s son. Well there is no longer a zoo in Pondicherry, there is still plenty to...