January 28th – Contemporary Japanese Ceramics

On Saturday 28th January we will be holding an event with Sophie Cavaliero and Valérie Douniaux, the authors of an beautiful new book ‘Céramiques Japonaises Contemporaines’ dedicated to the diversity and vitality of the modern ceramics scene in Japan. The book is written in French and English and explores the work of 50 contemporary Japanese […]

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French Peppermint

In 2014 Tim asked me to look for the perfect farmers to match our demanding criteria in sourcing tea: they must own their land, be under 15 acres,  and produce delicious plants without artificial fertilisers and pesticides. It took me nearly two years to find four small growers, who added two unexpected criteria to our list since […]

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French Lemon Verbena

In 2014 Tim asked me to look for the perfect farmers to match our demanding criteria in sourcing tea: they must own their land, be under 15 acres,  and produce delicious plants without artificial fertilisers and pesticides. It took me nearly two years to find four small growers, who added two unexpected criteria to our list since […]

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French Camomile

In 2014 Tim asked me to look for the perfect farmers to match our demanding criteria in sourcing tea: they must own their land, be under 15 acres,  and produce delicious plants without artificial fertilisers and pesticides. It took me nearly two years to find four small growers, who added two unexpected criteria to our list since […]

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September 15th and 17th – Made by Hand

  Next week we will be holding two events at the shop with the theme ‘Made by Hand’, showcasing handmade utensils by three Japanese craftsmen. Toru Tsuji of Kanaami-Tsuji  and Takahiro Yagi of Kaikado will be at the shop in person demonstrating how they make their handwoven tea strainers and handmade tea caddies respectively. We will also […]

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Ambient Tea

Towards Pairing Fine Tea with Food Asia gave the world tea. Since it also gave some of its most sublime cuisines as well, why isn’t fine tea more often paired with fine food? Today, when many people look for a delicious and non-alcoholic drink to be paired with a wide variety of foods, surely it […]

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2014 Wuyi Oolongs and new sample sizes

Back in 2009 I walked into Postcard Teas for the first time as a customer and asked to try Master Xu’s Rou Gui. At the time I didn’t really know what it was but I had read somewhere that this was the tea to try, and I thought that I might as well start my flirtation with […]

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March 21st/22nd – Tea Brewers Cup

We will be helping to judge the first ever Tea Brewers Cup on the weekend of the 21st/22nd at the Old Library in Hayes, Cardiff. This event has been organised by Kasim Ali of Waterloo Teas who was inspired by the format of the Coffee Brewers Cup and the lack of a collaborative tea event […]

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