Hi! My name is Stephen and I’m a student living in Arkansas. Tea is my passion. This blog is a collection of musings and reviews that I think are relevant, in some way, to the tea community. I believe that tea can teach us many lessons about living life, and I hope to share the lessons that I’ve been taught here.

In the grand scheme of things, I’m a very new tea drinker. I don’t claim to be an expert about anything that I discuss on this blog, and all of the views represented are a result of my personal perceptions, observations, and the information that I’ve gathered. I learn new things about tea every day, and appreciate feedback from the community.

“Teaism is a cult founded on the adoration of the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. It inculcates purity and harmony, the mystery of mutual charity, the romanticism of the social order. It is essentially a worship of the Imperfect, as it is a tender attempt to accomplish something possible in this impossible thing we know as life.”

“But when we consider how small after all the cup of human enjoyment is, how soon overflowed with tears, how easily drained the dregs in our quenchless thirst for infinity, we shall not blame ourselves for making so much of the tea-cup.”

“Those who cannot feel the littleness of great things in themselves are apt to overlook the greatness of little things in others.”

— The Book of Tea,  Okakura Kakuzō