Yu on Tea

As a beverage, artisanal tea is as complex as wine–perhaps more so, and just as packed with aromatics and flavors as your most sophisticated ingredients. With a 5,000-year history, thousands of varietals, and more production methods than any other beverage, tea is not just a drink…

A Brief Introduction to Tea

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.

A Tiger’s Tale: Tamo & Tea

It is said the 28th Patriarch of Buddhism, Bodhidharma was also know in China as Tamo (達 摩). As the founder of the Zen school of Buddhism and Shaolin Kung Fu, there are many firsts attributed to him. This is just one such tale.