It’s already February, believe or not, and that usually means it’s Valentine’s Day but interestingly enough, Chinese New Year falls four days before it (February 10, 2013). If you are giving gifts to your Valentine or if you happen to celebrate both Valentine’s and give gifts to family for Chinese New Year, hopefully, this gift [...]
The final portion of this gift guide: the quaffable liquids that you and the people you’re gifting should have and the interesting cookbooks that are great reads.
At The James Beard House (top two photos), bottom photo: Executive Chef Corey Johnson and Owner Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery, Boston, MA
This past Sunday, I was graciously invited to join Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery (Boston, MA) and Le Palais des Thés tea for the wonderful afternoon tea at the [...]
For the past few months, I have been drinking a number of coffees and teas and thought that you’d like to give it a try at home, if it is available.
Recently I received a box of Le Palais des Thés Thé Glacé XL Iced Tea Bags ($29). It’s a [...]
Since Mid-Autumn Festival is approaching, the most common and traditional pairing is mooncakes served with hot tea to aid digestion. If you never had a mooncake, it’s a very dense confection that needs the hot tea to cut through its thick, rich texture while the tea can bring some of its own flavors to your [...]
Whether or not you’re aware of it, the 140-year old Parisian based tea brand (who did serve Russian royalty at St. Petersburg prior to moving to Paris in 1917), Kusmi has a New York City boutique in the Upper East Side. And it’s been there for a year. I seen their [...]
[Continuing on from the evening portion with Patrick. If you haven't read the first part, please do so (click here). I know I'm doing this at a painfully slow pace but uh, stuff is happening in life that's slowing me down from updating. Sorry.]
If any of you ever meet Patrick in person, he tells [...]