It was China which had tea initially and the debate carries on how it spread worldwide and after traveling far and wide for business I feel it is most appropriate way of spreading the message of tea by presenting ceremonies in diverse ways. Recently our government did a India China culture week with yoga as […]
Prof Wang Xufeng of Zhejiang Agricultural & Forestry University, Hangzhou, author of her tea culture book winning highest Chinese literary Mao Dun prize and filmed into a 300 minutes CCTV documentary has put me into the orbit of international college education and we have done three events at Hangzhou, Delhi and Wenzhou in last two […]
Guitian Li of Changsha now settled in New York, brought me face to face with destiny as she got me invited to visit a 2670 year old remote Wu Zu Buddhist temple near Huangmei where a Zen & Tea seminar will be held from 14-16th October 2016 and it will be my first attempt to […]
China has tea at 30 degree latitude – a line drawn along Yangtze – having most of those delicate green fragrant teas like 西湖龙井 but in India we have tea at 23 degree latitude of Assam and Darjeeling – mostly strong black teas needing sugar to go down the throat – and we at Doke […]
When I went to China in October 2004 I was deaf, dumb and illiterate so I had to find a teacher and finally I got one and pretty quickly and a right one – Xu Jie or Jane as she has a English name too – and right one because she is a teacher for […]
Today is a very special day when I am yielding to the wishes of my son, Vivek, who has been pestering me to write my own story which is really nothing much except a transition from sugar to tea.