Excerpted from Haute Tea Cuisine: New Techniques for Tea-Infused French Cooking by F. Lit Yu
A Brief Introduction to Tea: Tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis. Although there are many herbal concoctions, such as chamomile, that are also referred to as tea, they do not come from the Camellia Sinensis; the Tea Tree.
Patrick and I had met prior to when I joined KUNG FU TAI CHI magazine. The first time was over dinner in 1996, back when I was working as a freelance writer. He had just come from the June+July cover shoot with Shi Yanming, the Shaolin Monk Sifu of RZA and the Wu-Tang Clan.
-Gene Ching Publisher of KUNG FU TAI CHI magazine