27563554865_a11f259955_oThank you for stopping by. I’m Kathy YL Chan (<- link to the above article) and this is my little corner of the world.

Born and raised in Hawaii, I now call Manhattan home. I am a tea specialist, and this blog is a living archive of my life in the tea industry. For inquiries: kathyylchan (@) gmail.com.


My work is grouped into three categories:


on tea concepts, product development, and etiquette for businesses. Select clients:


about tea for national magazines, in-hotel/in-flight, and industry publications including:


on tea, as a beverage and lifestyle. Focus subjects include trends, foodservice, and industry innovation.


Find more info on my work in: The New York TimesBusiness Insider, Bon AppétitDetails, NPR, Mandarin Oriental, Bloomberg, Fast Company, NikkeiShapeCBS This Morning, and Zagat.

Here’s what an average day looks like: