Our Blog RSS

Yunnan Tea

In the very south of China is the original home of the camillia sinensis plant. The big leaves and robust flavors from these trees have long inspired people to go to great lengths to acquire them.  Donna has assembled an excellent collection of Yunnan's finest teas, both black and red. 

Continue reading →

Wabi Sabi Raku

  As recognized so clearly by Kakuzo Okakura having tea is a worship of the imperfect. Teacups can be such a marvelous expression of this aesthetic and each unique cup provides ample opportunity to adore the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. We recently found some fantastic pieces in the tres chic lakeside town of Dali China. We've only put a few of them on the website so you'll have to come into the shop to see everything we found.   Find an imperfect object to practice your empathy with whenever you sip from your favorite teacup.    

Continue reading →