Author Archives: Janis Hashe

Tea, Meet Tattoos

If you visit the website of Berkeley, Calif., teahouse Blue Willow Teaspot, you’ll notice a couple of things. Owner Ali Roth includes a quote that might come from any lifetime lover of tea: “Every tea has a story to tell. If you pay close attention and surrender your senses to the moment, you can...

A Quiet Entrance to the Way of Tea

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. In what sounds like the beginning of a Zen story, David Wright found himself in the remote Chinese province of Yunnan with his mentor, tea master Wang Ming Yi. Wright’s interest in tea was longstanding: He and his wife, Marilee, had been selling tea at festivals for years, and they had opened a very...