2015

My first cup of tea in 2015 was made by one of my dearest friend, Merry. It was Merry’s first experience of making tea, but when she made it with her little magic, I tasted the best steeping of Four Seasons Spring Oolong ever! I have been trying to find a word to describe Merry’s little magic, the closest word I could think of is “passion”! It is the passion that you put in which makes the tea tastes different from others. Passion is not just about passion for tea, but passion for life, so that you’d enjoy and live in every single moment. I always believed the skill of tea making is important, but what’s more important is just simply to enjoy the process of making tea, just feel and be with the leaves. Thank you Merry for giving me the inspiration to start 2015!

 Merry making me  the first tea of 2015

Merry making me  the first tea of 2015

One thing that I have realized since I opened T Shop is getting to meet some tea bloggers and tea instagramers. It’s really exciting for me to acknowledge the fact that there are a lot more tea lovers than I thought.  These new tea friends often give me new visions about tea and the tea community. I would like to share a blog post from Jo, a Gift of Tea. http://scandaloustea.teatra.de/2015/01/06/january-hot-tea-month-day-four/

“As a tree has many branches each leaf is unique, with proper care and nurturing the tree will grow and thrive.”

Jo wrote this at the beginning of the post and I really like it.  Opening T shop is by no mean saying that I know tea more than anybody else. The reason for this space to be existed is just to share what we love, getting to meet and share the passion with others.  There is no right or wrong about the passion.  I just hope with the existence of T shop, more of us would be able to connect and share through the leaf.

 Meeting tea friends from Long Island on a snow-rain mixed afternoon. Nothing can stop the passion for tea!

Meeting tea friends from Long Island on a snow-rain mixed afternoon. Nothing can stop the passion for tea!

It’s been 3 months already since the opening of T Shop. I am really thankful for all of you who have been part of my journey and am looking forward to have many more 3 months with you!

 Tea in the snow

Tea in the snow

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