Kevin Gascoyne


“The leaf of this humble Asian tree strengthens our systems and balances our processes, enhances our days with soothing and stimulation, and improves our lives through cure and invigoration. From the garden to the cup: the cultivator to the drinker, a cross-cultural world of tea-folk share this exceptional state of well-being.

Amita Virmani’s Tea Afficionados Project is an extensive and on-going series of interviews with tea people from all over the globe.  Through the words of planters, tasters, bloggers, brokers and more she explores the many facets and fascinating dynamics of tea in the modern world ”

Kevin Gascoyne

Tea Taster

Camelia Sinensis, Montreal

Dr. Steven Owyoung – Art Historian translating “Chajing”

Steven Owyoung

Art and tea have a strong connection for Steve Owyoung who is an art historian and in the midst of working on an annotated translation of Lu Yu’s Chajing, the first book devoted to tea. A drinker of fine artisanal teas, he is happy to pay the dear prices for the handcrafted leaf he drinks.

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