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Happy New Year!

Amazingly enough, I am sitting here on New Year’s Eve with all of my work done. It feels great. Everyone else has gone , their work done as well. I am drinking some remarkable puer, Da Xue Shan Sheng, a green puer that was transported for one week by mule…


Tea trends in Scandinavia

If you are in Europe and you are wondering if where you can find tea that is sourced by Seven Cups, and you are in Denmark, then please stop by Simply Tea. The owner is Alexis Kaae. She has been to China with us the last to years, and we are so happy to have her as a strategic partner in Europe…

If you are in Europe and you are wondering if where you can find tea that is sourced by Seven Cups, and you are in Denmark, then please stop by Simply Tea. The owner is Alexis Kaae. She has been to China with us the last to years, and we are so happy to have her as a strategic partner in Europe…



Adding Local Flavor

Friday and Saturday I decided to do things a bit differently and made a variation of the following recipe for the free tea tastings at the Botanical Gardens. I got the idea from one of my favorite frequent guests at the main Seven Cups location when she came in the preceding Wednesday and made me tea…


Tea Mind

This morning it rained in Tucson! For many people living in many places this would be a dreary event; but here in the desert it’s cause to celebrate. Our water-harvesting barrels become full, and our few plants receive a much-needed dusting…



Welcome Laila, Mongolian blue spots and all! UPDATE

What a great way to start the new year with the birth of a baby girl to our beloved friend and long time tea house manager, Keiko Naito and her partner John Archer. Here is the email announcement from Keiko who is currently living with her family in Kyoto…


The Great Puer Tea Heist

At 3:06 am a big rock slammed the front window of the Seven Cups teahouse in Tucson setting up a classic smash and grab robbery. The thieves jumped through the broken window and grabbed some aged puer cakes


Tea, Chocolate, Music, and Baseball

It seems like a long time since I have written anything for the blog. We have been very busy finishing our ordering for this years teas. Summer is ending even though the signs for that are different here in Tucson than places that actually have seasons. One of the ways we know is that school starts up again.




Leaving Tucson..Puer Tour

As much as I am excited to go, it is still hard to leave my family and the great staff at Seven Cups. My camera is in my suit case and my camera bag is stuffed with goodies, including a blueberry muffin from the Epic cafe here in Tucson. Thanks Mikel and Alex, and special… // MORE


Summer Tea Culture Class Schedule

Several years ago my mom asked what I wanted for my birthday and I said the tea classes with Zhuping.  Little did I know that would start a passion for tea and later a job here at Seven Cups.  Its been awhile but the tea culture classes are back.  Check out the schedule below and… // MORE



Author to sign new novel tonight

After the tea tasting make it over to the booking signing at Antigone Books and support one of our neighborhood authors, Laura Fitzgerald, as she promotes her new book, “One True Theory of Love”.  It takes place here in Tucson, and even has a scene set in Seven Cups. The Tucson Festival of Books will… // MORE


Dr. Shah and Keemun

I went to see my cardiologist today. He is a great doctor and last time I went to see him I brought him some tea since I like and appreciate him so much. He is an Indian-American so I thought I would bring him some black tea, and I chose some Keemun, which is one… // MORE