Philosophy about Tea

01/02/2022 What is it to to fail the leaf? Sometimes it feels that lacking a deeper context about what is necessary to create tea can lead to a poor comprehension of what tea is good. It's something I never quite know how to express, but I found the words and here is a link to my ramble: "To Fail the Leaf"

12/12/2021 For a long time I have had mixed feelings about tea snobbery. Something about it just felt immoral and for the longest time I couldn't place what it was. But I realized that being snobby against the tea drinker instead of the tea itself is inherently classist: "Tea Snobbery and Classism"

12/05/2021 If you know me, you know I'm passionate about tea pairings. I think they are important when entrenching a drink into a country's culture. Wine pairings are the biggest reason wine is the drink of choice with fancy food. So why not tea? I decided to write about how pairing tea with cuisine is vital and the ethical and financial implications of integrating things like iced tea into daily life. It's a long post, but it's broken up into digestible pieces if you are feeling brave. I think it's my best work: "Tea Pairings: Why Tea Must Be Considered in Conjunction with Cuisine"

12/05/2021 Trauma is persistent in daily life. It follows and haunts us everywhere. For people with PTSD, existence is hell. I have struggled with it for as long as I can remember and I found that taste testing teas has helped me develop the mindfulness skills necessary for coping with PTSD. If you have PTSD or want to understand PTSD, this article might give your soul a little kindness and your mind a little closure: "How the Act of Tea helped Treat my PTSD"