Thursday, March 26, 2020
Tea and books help sustain me in these unprecedented times. (OK, Star Trek too.)
I buy my teas from small specialty shops, and they need our help right now. So do the independent bookstores. Below are some of my favorites. If you are in the fortunate position of financial security, perhaps you can send some love to yourself, your mom, your neighbor, your favorite nurse, in the form of tea and books...
Jasmine Pearl Tea Company: A wide range of quality teas, including herbals. I'm a fan of Bombay Breakfast, African Grey and Yoga blend.
Floating Leaves Tea: A shop that specializes in exquisite Taiwanese oolongs. If you like light teas, try a high mountain oolong. If you like dark, roasted flavors, try Charcoal Dong Ding.
Young Mountain Tea: Working in India and Nepal to make not only amazing teas, but also to build vibrant local communities. Try the Black Orchid and the Ruby Oolong.
Powell's Books: A Portland icon! Or support your local bookstore.