It Was Inevitable, I Suppose

In Star Wars, (the first one made that was really the fourth one, as opposed to the first one, which they made fourth) there’s bit when Darth Vader casually drops in the saucy fact that he is, in fact, Luke Skywalker’s father. It’s one of those moments of suspense that, despite the deep breathing maniac’s […]

Every Day – Part 1

At my “peak”, for want of a better word, I posted over 100 blog posts in one year. But lately that has tapered off a little. I say ‘a little’, but this is my fourth post for 2019. I know it’s been hard for the rest of the world, particularly other tea bloggers. My friend […]

(High) Rising Phoenix

A visit to Pheonix Tea was on the cards again, but this time, not the wonderful Phoenix Tea of Burien, Washington State, USA, but Phoenix Tea of Hong Kong. Google Maps suggested walking in a strange loop out of our way, instead I insisted we cut a path straight to where it should be. And […]

Milk Tea

As someone who doesn’t take milk in my tea normally, I’m nevertheless drawn to the various forms of milk tea as a moth is to flame. So, just to recap the last 300 blog posts, I’ve drunk thousands of cups of tea over the last two decades, and a small proportion of them have made […]

Maybe. Maybe Not.

If you are a regular reader, or a casual reader, or you’ve read .001% of my stuff, you’ll know that I’m a tad anti-teab*g. Well, perhaps more than a tad, given that I have previously advocated setting fire to them, or establishments who serve them. And In fact, I won’t even type the word “teab*g” […]

Dumb and Dumber

Taste is a very individual thing, and it amazes me that people try to regulate it, or define it, or pretend it doesn’t matter. Here’s an example: Vegemite. If you are Australian. you’ll know that Vegemite is one of the finest foodstuffs known to the world. You’ll also know that there are variants on the […]

The Power of Positive Reviewing

I started as a video reviewer, and have many times reviewed teas on this blog, so messages like this aren’t unusual, I get them all the time: steven zhou: hello Do you like the best green tea in China – longjing green tea from west lake in hangzhou? We need to do product review, please […]

Petersham Bound

A small quantity of our Lord Petersham tea is leaving these shores today, heading for the US of A. To be specific, Petersham, Massachusetts. For the simple reason that the town, or at the least the Trustees of the Petersham Memorial Library, reached out and told us they are holding a special Library tea next […]

You’re Special

We’ve been doing some thinking lately, about our reason for existing. I mean, originally The Devotea was a YouTube tea review channel. Then an online store, then a market store as well, then no markets but events, and then we released two books, and lately we’ve been teaching tea at a local college. And it’s […]

Curse of the Neti

I have been having trouble hearing in one ear lately. There is a metallic buzz in my right ear that makes people in real life and on TV sound like Cybermen from Doctor Who. And if you’re a Doctor Who fan, you’ll know that constantly hearing Cybermen is most definitely a worrisome experience. So, I […]

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