I had the chance to visit the Berkeley tea room this past weekend. It was fun to introduce my friend to the gaiwan style of brewing, and to share several cups of tea.
The entrance is lovely, and a sign of beautiful things to come
The peaceful courtyard
Inside the tea room - it was packed! A much-loved place!
We had the Superior Four Season Spring Oolong, lightly sweet with the aroma of spring flowers
And butter cookies with tea leaves in them. Delicious.
An additional highlight for me was meeting Roy Fong, the owner of Imperial Tea Court and a shining light (pioneer, educator, ambassador) in the American tea industry