The history of tea reads like a good novel with its share of mythical origins and ancient rituals, tea spies and smuggling, royalty and revolution. Throughout this provocative history, a freshly brewed pot filled with whole tea leaves has always been revered as the richest in character and served as a means for people to connect with themselves and others. Tea connects people, plain and simple. With this blog we too hope to connect with you, one cup at a time.
We look forward to sharing not only useful information on the fundamentals of tea, its rich history and culture, but also the philosophy, health benefits, and culinary traditions that exist behind this extraordinary plant. Of course, we will keep you up to date as to what’s going on in the world of Mighty Leaf and current tea trends. Having you participate and join the conversation will make this blog even more colorful and exciting.
Tea is more than just a beverage, it’s a lifestyle. We hear from people often whether via Twitter, email or phone that tea impacts their lives on a daily basis. Our hope is that we can enhance your tea experience. In addition to posts from Mighty Leaf employees, we have partnered with a variety of fellow food and beverage lovers and health experts to provide different perspectives on their experiences with tea.
Chef Vinita Jacinto, the Chief Instructor of Principles of Contemporary Cuisine at California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, will write a monthly post on cooking with tea. Dr. Jeremy Warner of the University of California, San Francisco will post articles on tea and health. Shawn Refoua, a bartender working at Rouge and Azul in San Francisco, and who teaches bartending at the San Francisco School of Bartending will deliver tips on blending cocktails and tea.
We are lucky to have many passionate people working at Mighty Leaf who are committed to spreading the word about the magic of whole leaf tea. Our mission is to introduce as many people as possible to the multi-sensory experience of drinking high quality tea. Mighty Leaf customers have shown a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for tea – we are thankful for this.