Hi, I’m Bonnie. Thank you for visiting me at ThirstyForTea.com. I started this blog as a way to share my adventures in cooking, travel, and of course…tea! With a background in health education, Asian American culture, and the culinary arts, blogging on tea is a way for me to bring these passions into one creative space. I am from Los Angeles, but have spent time living in both Hawaii and South Carolina…coincidentally, two of the few places in the U.S. where tea is actually grown! In my spare time, I enjoy attending celebrity chef book signings, spending time with my hubby and cocker spaniel, and collecting tea wares.
The teacup is where people of all cultures and backgrounds can meet and have something very special in common. I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled to many of the tea-loving cities in the world. From taking hot slurps of bo-lay while feasting on steamy dim sum in Hong Kong to smearing tangy mounds of lemon curd on hot scones between sips of Earl Grey in London, the ritual of drinking tea brings the world to a common place: a place of contentment, relaxation, and pure simplicity.
Bruce Richardson, tea book author and historian of all things tea, reminds us that “none of us are ever experts in the world of tea…we are all students of the ancient beverage.” It is with this thought that I would like to welcome you to my blog, that I might be able to share with you a few interesting tidbits about tea here, and that I might inspire you to incorporate the beauty of tea into your own lifestyle. We all live such busy lives, it’s so easy to forget about what’s most important. A good cup of tea is the most wholesome of drinks, so it’s my hope that you’ll remember to brew up some goodness for yourself each and everyday and reflect on what is your cup of tea.