As 2010 draws to a close, it is time to look back and contemplate about the past twelve months. It has been a year full of surprises - good and bad - for us, but the good far outweighs the bad. The Christchurch earthquake gave (and still gives) us a good rocking, but encounters with […]
Archive for 2010/12
It’s that time of the year again: people fill their shopping carts at the local mall with loads of one-way plastic gifts to live up to social expectations. Giving is such a wonderful thing, but giving on cue at Christmas time has lost most of its charm - at least for me.
Giving and receiving […]
Inspired by a review of the Easypot by one of our customers, I decided to make a short video to demonstrate the use of these ‘office-style’ gong fu teapots. They are very handy, have an aesthetic, modern design, and functions similar to an Yixing pot. They allow for many infusions with the same […]
Fu Cha - called Mongolian Diet Tea and said to be a cholesterol and blood sugar inhibitor. Fact or fiction?
Together with pu-erh tea, Fu Cha belongs to the class of ‘hei cha’ (or Dark Tea). Probably due to the greater interest in pu-erh tea and its general absence from tea shops in the West, Fu Cha has attracted very little attention in the western world so far. But for indigenous people in Tibet, Mongolia […]