• Introducing the Tea Masters Series

    Sen No Rikyu, the great 16th-century Japanese tea master said “Tea is nothing more than this: Heat the water, prepare the tea and drink it properly. That is all you need to know”. Tea really is a simple pleasure, loved and written about by so many over the last thousands of years. So I guess that... View Post
  • Chai: The Way India Drinks Tea

    Coming from an Anglo Indian family background one of the very first things I was taught by my grandmother was how to make a cup of chai and it instantly became one of my favorite things to do. I’d stand on a short stool to reach the counter and my grandmother would give me tasks, to pass the can ... View Post
  • When Gandhi and Lord Mountbatten Met Over a Cup of Tea

    Featured here is a photograph of the Mahatma, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, with Lord Louis Mountbatten, the last British Viceroy of India. The year is 1947, the year of Indian independence following nearly 200 years of British rule. To honor what a good cup of tea can enable, no matter who you may... View Post