Notes

  • Saturnalia Feast: a caucus for illuminating and dismantling white supremacy

    For anyone who identifies as white and male.

    In the Roman Pantheon, Saturn was the sovereign deity of a previous golden age of abundance and peace. The feast of Saturn was celebrated by reversing political hierarchies, in emulation of that bygone era.

  • Groundedness (Glimpses series)

    This glimpse came from a conversation with Una Chung. I can’t tell if they are Una’s thoughts or mine. I think they are more or less shared and I a...
  • Spotlight on Alexandria Barnes

    Spotlight on Alexandria Barnes “Very passive, that’s what I like about tea. When I don’t have a work day, I can drink tea passively all day. How...
  • Sam Taylor Spotlight

    Sam Taylor Spotlight What do you want the world to know about tea? “I want my answer to be very…” “It’s kind of like asking someone to slow down a...
  • Fenghuang . Phoenix tea

    Records from the last 1,000 years praise the teas from Phoenix Mountain, which boasts a strong tradition that may have developed the process of oxi...
  • Yancha . Rock Tea

    When I look out my window in the winter, I can see the shapes of the trees off in the distance so clearly. In the summer they are hidden from view,...
  • Gaoshan . High Mountain

    Taiwanese high mountain oolongs are delightfully complex in their composition, lending themselves to wonderful gongfu cha sessions, where snapshots...
  • Declaration of Daoist Lifestyle

    Waking with the sun and sleeping when it gets dark, not over exerting and yet getting exercise in your day, living in accordance with the seasons, ...
  • Feeling tea

    I was sitting at a table outside, at a retreat center in France, with just about an hour left before I had to travel to Paris to catch a flight bac...
  • How-to-guide for preparing your tea with skill

    When we talk about appreciating tea, we are often saying, "How do we get the most out of these leaves?" At the same time, when you ask any long tim...