Starbucks in China

This semester I have been focusing on polishing my book and finding an agent, so I’ve been spending a lot of time at Starbucks. I know, I know, I can hear you groan from here. “Starbucks, really?!” Especially as Xiamen has a lot of amazing cute little cafes all over Read more…

My Tea Collection

I’m ¬†proud of my tea collection because it has taken me quite a bit of work. You’d think that living in China I’d be set. After all, China tea is world famous. And if I liked green tea that would be true. But the truth is while I like green Read more…

Tea Sets

As a tea drinker I have to say I am a fan of tea blends. You know, those crazy teas that mix like, 2 different kinds of mint, with chai and black tea and some sort of flower petal and maybe some chocolate flakes. I like those, and I thought Read more…

My New Best Friend

You’re probably thinking that Ryan and I are at Madame Tussauds or something, standing next to a wax figure of an ancient kung-fu master. But we’re actually at a tea culture institute and standing in the middle is my new best friend. I don’t know what his name was, but Read more…

The Magical Tea Cup

A few weeks ago, my mom came to China for a visit. We spent the weekend in Hangzhou, and went to a few tourist places, including the Chinese National Tea Museum. I hate going to museums with my mom and Ryan because they both take soooo long, stopping at every Read more…

Baked Green Pea Tea

This blog is called “Writer.Traveler. Tea Drinker” and I’ve talked a lot about writing (and our new book), traveling (and living in China) but I have been remiss lately in writing much about tea. Today, I want to change that. A student told us that her hometown had a special Read more…