Day by Day, Cup by Cup

“Tea … is a religion of the art of life.” – Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea - There’s something magical about a cup of tea. Each mixture and color more than cup deep. My introduction to tea came, like most Americans, in the form of English black tea: mild-tempered and flat. Years later, I found myself in my uncle’s kitchen in Santa Cruz sitting on a wooden stool watching him mix...