China Bayles and the History of Tea

I love China Bayles. I know, I know – she’s fictional; the creation of Susan Wittig Albert. She owns an herb shop in Pecan Springs, TX. I would love to visit. Albert has published “China Bayles’ Book of Days”. I seriously recommend it. Her June 8th entry provides some information on the history of tea…… Continue reading China Bayles and the History of Tea


Pu’erh (pronounced “p’ware”) is a dark and earthy tea. It is a post-fermented Chinese specialty and is sometimes referred to as dark tea, black tea (different from our North American black tea), or red tea. Pu’erh is known in China to help in digestion and breakdown of fat. This tea takes its name from a…… Continue reading Pu’erh