Paquita is a tiny and lovely tearoom and shop in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. You can find them on Instagram @paquita.nyc.
Author: Traci Levy
Tea in the Canyon
This post shares my three-week experience enjoying daily tea in a canyon. It also reflects on how an encouraging stranger inspired me to change how I prepare for outdoor tea.
Have you ever wondered about the cost of running a tea blog and offering events?
I have started thinking of Tea Infusiast as a passion and a business, charging for the tea events and groups that I organize. Some people have been curious about why. In this post, I share what spurred me to develop a business side to Tea Infusiast.
Review of T Shop in NYC
This post reviews T Shop in NYC, a serene and charming teahouse where you can enjoy gongfu tea on your own, guided steeping experiences, or a cup of tea to-go. Since fees and services may change over time, please check the T Shop website before you plan your visit.
Connect through Tea Infusiast
Tea Infusiast offerings to help us connect with and through tea.
Making Time to Pause, Especially When Busy
This post shares my determination to make time to pause with tea, especially when I’m busy. It also explains the Virtual Tea Table, an online group that I created to help tea lovers cultivate a practice of pausing.
When life gets busy, it’s so tempting to reduce or eliminate breaks. We need that time to work because there’s so much to do, right? I have responded like this to the challenges of being busy for years–okay, decades. But, now that I know better, I am trying to do better. The Virtual Tea Table is one way I make time for breaks…and invite other tea lovers to join me!
This post reviews a balbali portable electric kettle (AKA mini kettle) and shares some different approaches to traveling with tea.
Reading Tricia Hersey’s critique of the maxim “you can’t pour from an empty cup” got me thinking.
Are you ready to get poliTEAcal, Tea Friends?
Tea Love Stories
Let’s explore some tea love stories! This post shares how tea has been a conduit for different kinds of meaningful relationships among members of the tea community.
Marriages and friendships have been made and celebrated through a shared love of tea.
A Lesson about Beauty from Tea Life
Tea life has taught me a lesson…again! This time, the lesson is about beauty.
In this post, I share how my tea practice helped me realize the source of my reluctance to use a very practical tea accessory that is also beautiful.