Tea By The Sea was inspired by my love of tea and my zeal to share tea with everyone I meet. The fussiness of the Western tea ceremony and the elegance of the china was my first attraction. Then I learned how differently these different teas taste. I have been a student of tea for many years, both classroom learning and self study.
After a lifetime of searching and sampling, and I have sourced many excellent quality loose leaf teas and useful tea accessories and make them available to you for purchase.
Enjoying teatime is a daily ritual at our house. The tea ritual cannot be rushed. It takes time to boil the water, time to steep the tea and then to enjoy the flavor and the calm of the pot of tea, sip after sip, cup after cup. But my daily teatime isn’t the only time I enjoy tea. When I have commitments, I have found the perfect travel tea mug so I can enjoy my loose leaf tea on the go.
If you are local to the Monterey Peninsula, call to join a tea tasting and learn the difference between green tea, black tea, oolongs and tisanes. You’ll be surprised to learn how so many teas come from the leaves of the same Camellia Sinensis bush. We’ll learn why different teas require different steep times and temperatures. Come in to learn, browse and then to sip some tea.
Tea and a sweet is a wonderful way to greet your guests. It is a refreshing surprise that will spark joy and create memories. Wouldn't you be delighted to be welcomed so warmly?