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Welcome!

Hello! I’m Marco, an avid tea lover with a passion for tea. As you continue through this space, I hope to share my tea journey as a daily ritual in life. You’ll find the following on this site: My thoughts and reflections from the teas I taste – complete with information on sources and vendors […]

Steap’d In Storytelling: Mona shares the heart, strength, and tenacity of the Yunnan-Thai people

Mona Jhunjhnuwala feels like a household name for many in the tea community, and for good reason. Her infectious enthusiasm and commitment to sharing her story and the culture of tea are felt through her tea business, Teawala. Most recently, she’d taken us with her on a recent trip to Thailand through Instagram Live sessions. […]

Spring Festival 2022: Celebrate Year Of The Tiger With These Tea Brands

Have you been in earshot of discussions regarding the Spring Festival, Lunar New Year, or Chinese New Year? Curious as to what it’s all about? I don’t have all the answers yet I’m learning more each day! There are some wonderful people connected to the world of tea that are planning experiences geared toward cultural […]

From Gardens to Cities: Tasting Lu’An Melon Peel From Volition Tea

Looking at my phone, I saw a message from Annie Xiang, complete with an introduction or her experiences and passion for tea. She was pivoting from a career in tax accounting to the wilderness of tea leaves as we met over many infusions of tea at a local tea house. From that first conversation, I […]