Pieces and parts for Eight Treasures Tea / Ba Bao Cha:
- Green jasmine
- Pearl chrysanthemum (for the respiratory system)
- Goji berries (for the liver)
- Lotus seeds (for the kidneys)
- Baby rosebuds
- Rock sugar
- Jujube (for the blood)
- Hawthorn (for digestion)
The above blend is from China Live in SF. I find lots of pleasure in tasting/comparing blends with the ones I make at home. I’ve also seen many variations that incorporate ginseng, licorice, and dried tangerine peels. Teakha in Hong Kong offers a Ba Bao Cha brew at the cafe…
I’ve been in and out of San Francisco for the last few months. A mix of work and pleasure, that always seems to be the best combo…
Saturday afternoon. Tea for two (for one!) at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco.
Afternoon tea is served every first and third Saturday of the month at The Lounge…
I was recently in Vegas to speak at the World Tea Expo (covering global tea trends in foodservice). It was a busy 36 hours, but the good kind where you’re producing and having fun. I had a few great meals before heading to San Francisco. Make time for the things you want ^-^
Omakase at Kabuto…
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