Monthly Archives: February 2020

Hillside Homestead

Seventh tea ceremony of 2020. While setting up for tea ceremony today, Susan shared with me her early education in manners. “Knowing good manners, such as choosing the correct spoon at a formal place setting, is not to show off, but rather to make those around you feel at ease.” Good manners are about appropriate […]

NP Gazebo

Sixth tea ceremony of 2020. I see IG posts of tea prepared outside, not matcha, but other steeped teas. The photos make it look so inviting. I was curious about how that feels, making tea outside, in the cold. Could it even work with a Japanese tea ceremony? Would the water stay hot enough? Could […]

A Quick Note for First-Timers

If you’re here for the first time and you’d like to read about my year of tea ceremonies from the beginning, I recommend you start with Tea Is For Everyone!