My name is Scott and this is my blog, Scotttea.  For almost two decades now I have been a “tea person” (茶人), making tea everyday, and practicing 功夫茶 (gong fu cha, literally “the skill and challenge of tea”), 茶の湯 (chanoyu, literally “water for tea”), and various other East Asian “tea ceremonies”.  In addition to this, I have also been involved in the tea industry and have performed academic research on tea history and tea production.

This blog is a reflection of my exploration of tea, the people I meet in tea, and the travels I go on in pursuit of this beverage.

I regularly present and moderate at museums, universities, tea houses, cultural centers, etc. For speaking inquiries, feel free to reach out to scotttea888 (at) gmail.com.


4 responses to “About

  1. Dear Scott
    Thanks for your wonderful post on the small tea pot by Otagaki Rengetsu.
    We (bachmanneckenstein) have been buying and selling her fascinating work for over 15 years. If you would like to send me some images of the poem inscription I will try to figure out which poem it is… I have some experience in this.
    Regards, Thomas

    • Hi Thomas,
      Thank you for reading and reaching out! I’ve been admiring your collections for several years now and love that you have fine pieces by Ōtagaki Rengetsu.
      I would love to take you up on your offer to help with the translation/deciphering. I will try to snap some today and send them your way!
      Best regards,

  2. Kevin

    Hi Scott,

    I stumbled upon your blog today an enjoyed reading about your trip at sea. You mentioned that you were a seasoned backpacker and I would love to know if you had any plans on sharing your experiences with gongfu cha while outdoors.


    • Hi Kevin,
      Thanks for the comment and for the positive feedback. I definitely have plans to share my experiences of gong fu cha while outdoors. I’ve had loads of opportunities to bring tea along with me while backpacking and there are certainly “strategies” to doing this right. That said, there is also a long, long, long history of enjoying tea outdoors. With so many facets to this topic, I’m sure there will be plenty of posts discussing this!

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