Cup of Tea and a Blog

Welcome to my spot for musing about all things tea. Here you'll read reviews of quality teas, click through comments on tea rooms and shops I've visited, and see photos of leaves and cups. You’ll also find things I might talk about over a cup of tea, like philosophy, literature, current events, or fun ways to pass the time.

Location: Pacific Northwest, United States

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08 September 2005

Recently Clicked: September 8, 2005

Alishan Delivers Cool Tea Taste, CNN World article from Aug. 11. A nice look at the parks, tourist industry, and premium tea of Alishan, Taiwan.

AIDS Sows Ruin of Malawian Tea Industry, China Daily article, July 20. The sad news of an African tea industry in decline because of the HIV/AIDs pandemic. The country has grown tea for more than a century and is Africa’s second largest producer behind Kenya.

Chinese Tea, photos, history, and general information from

Travel Along the Ancient Tea Horse Path—Changdu, from China Daily, traveling to and drinking Tea in Changdu, a pass which is a gateway to Tibet.

World Tea Expo. I’m thinking about going to this annual conference next spring. I don’t have my own tea business, but it still seems like a great time. Plus, Las Vegas is a sunny antidote to the rainy winter of Seattle.

Tea Time at Madame C.J. Walker’s Beauty Salon, a wonderful photo from the 1920s.

English Tea Can Painting, a tutorial will show you how to use Photoshop make a photo look like the painting on old English tea cans.

Arranging The Tea Table, a 1940s video from the Internet Archive that “explains the reasoning behind attractive and correct tea-table arranging.” It is kind of interesting to see the table setting skills, but be prepared for a 1950s-era-how-to-be-the-perfect-housewife film.


Blogger Steph said...

I attended the World Tea Expo (formerly TakeMe2Tea) year before last. It was excellent, even tho all I could afford was the trade show! There were lots of classes, too.

However, a colleague attended last year and said the vendors were much more stingy with the "goodies" at the trade show. She said they weren't giving out samples unless you had a business. The classes were still good.

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