The Tea Primer


I get a lot of friends asking me for advice about getting started with tea, at various levels of interest. While I can easily talk for hours about this, most people don’t have the time or patience for me to listen, so I decided to collect my thoughts in a multi-part Tea Primer that I posted in Fall 2018. Here is the collection of links to the primer, for those of you who are intrigued by tea, but unsure where to start.

Prologue: So you’re interested in tea…

Level One: I’ve only ever had supermarket tea bags

Level Two: I’m ready for loose-leaf tea

Level Three: Getting fancy with gong fu cha

Bonus Level: Matcha and Masala Chai

Bonus Level: Cold-Brew Tea

Side Quest: Tisanes and Herbal “Teas”