The Voice of Infusions

  These leaves are words, they exist on their own Whether we think them, or even know them They’re here in existence since they’ve been sown  They speak all languages, gleaming like gems   This water is space, a medium, a page  It etches, engraves, cannot be undone  A carrier of peace, madness or rage […]

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The Rules of Freedom

There are a few things that I can say describe me very well: Solitude, silence, tea and writing. I have always enjoyed teas and tisanes, but before I got into a more structured routine and practice of tea I would write. For a while, I wrote simply what came to mind, poetry, short stories, and […]

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Degrees of Adventurous Perils

  Those who follow me know that I’ve been a little obsessed with this white teafrom Tealeaf. So as you might imagine, I’ve been drinking it quite a bit and thus have done some experimenting with the brewing. I recently decided to brew this tea using four different temperatures simultaneously in order to see just […]

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Camellia’s Treaty

I wrote this at least a year ago when I finally decided on a name for my tea blog. For me, names and titles are important, they are the first piece of information people generally know about another person or a paper or book they’re about to read. Titles convey the essence of what is […]

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Gong Fu Hot Chocolate!

Growing up, I always had hot chocolate made with milk. I actually didn’t know that people would make it using water and when I had my first experience with water based hot chocolate… I thought it was an abomination! Like, who does that? I’m not one to pick hot chocolate as a drink very often […]

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The Tea That Enlightened Me

In my post The Tea That Chose Me, I described a surprising experience I had with a sample of a Raw Puerh I didn’t expect to like. I talked about how it seemed as though I didn’t find this tea but this tea found me. I couldn’t get it out of my head, it called […]

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World Tour Take 2: Asian Greens

For this world tour session I compared three green teas: one from Korea, one from Japan and one from China. For the Japanese tea I used a handpicked Kamairicha which is Japanese grown green tea processed the Chinese way by pan firing. I consider Sencha to be a whole other category in itself and wouldn’t […]

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The Tea That Chose Me

The past year I have been trying many samples of pu-erh. I’ve been trying to figure out what I do and don’t like and simply educate myself on what pu-erh can taste like. So far I have found that I do not like shu (cooked/ripe) pu-erh, despite my willingness to try many, I haven’t found […]

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World Tour- Black Tea Take One

Part of what Camellia’s Treaty is about, is exploring and experiencing teas from around the world. Although every tea lover knows that tea’s birth place is China, it has spread to many countries and people everywhere are sharing their take on this coveted infusion. It never ceases to amaze me how one plant can produce […]

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