About Thirsty for Tea

Hi, I’m Bonnie.  Thank you for visiting me at ThirstyForTea.com.  I started this blog as a way to share my adventures in cooking, travel, and of course…tea!  With a background in health education, Asian American culture, and the culinary arts, blogging on tea is a way for me to bring these passions into one creative space.  I am from Los Angeles, but have spent time living in both Hawaii and South Carolina…coincidentally, two of the few places in the U.S. where tea is actually grown!  In my spare time, I enjoy attending celebrity chef book signings, spending time with my hubby and cocker spaniel, and collecting tea wares.

The teacup is where people of all cultures and backgrounds can meet and have something very special in common.  I’ve been fortunate enough to have traveled to many of the tea-loving cities in the world.  From taking hot slurps of bo-lay while feasting on steamy dim sum in Hong Kong to smearing tangy mounds of lemon curd on hot scones between sips of Earl Grey in London, the ritual of drinking tea brings the world to a common place:  a place of contentment, relaxation, and pure simplicity.

Bruce Richardson, tea book author and historian of all things tea, reminds us that “none of us are ever experts in the world of tea…we are all students of the ancient beverage.”  It is with this thought that I would like to welcome you to my blog, that I might be able to share with you a few interesting tidbits about tea here, and that I might inspire you to incorporate the beauty of tea into your own lifestyle.  We all live such busy lives, it’s so easy to forget about what’s most important.  A good cup of tea is the most wholesome of drinks, so it’s my hope that you’ll remember to brew up some goodness for yourself each and everyday and reflect on what is your cup of tea.

At Harrods for Afternoon Tea.


31 thoughts on “About Thirsty for Tea

  1. Bonnie,

    I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now. I’ve been asked to participate in a writing process blog tour, and part of the procedure of joining the tour is to introduce 3 or more blogs that I respect for their quality and content to participate one week after I post. I’ll be posting on May 12th.

    I In order to participate, you will have to use your blog on the 19 of May as an outpost for the tour. There will be 4 questions that need to be answered, a bit of biographical information, and the name and blog links for 3 other bloggers who you know.If you’re interested in participating, please send me your e-mail and I’ll send you all the information, as well as a link to a blog that is already part of the tour so you can see what it looks like.

    Thanks, and, as always, stay in grace, Margie Ann

    • That is so very kind of you…thank you so much! I would love to accept and will go ahead and read up on the rules. I just love your blog too Tonya…I get inspired everytime I visit! Thanks again, and hope you are having an awesome Monday!! 😉

  2. Hi Bonnie, i adore your blog!! When i stumbled upon your blog in the wordpress reader, i simply loved it! I am a tea addict, in fact my day starts with a hot cup of tea in the morning and later another tea in the evening. Daily these two cups of tea is a must for me!! You are having a fantastic blog and am looking forward to more from your space… 🙂

    • Hey Aishwarya! Thank you so much!! I’m always happy to meet another friend who loves tea as much as I do. Love your site, and looking forward to your future posts as well! 😉

    • Hey Olga! Thanks so much for dropping by my blog so that I could find yours! I definitely recognize some of your incredibly delicious looking photos from FG. I hope you do come back to explore more about tea and tea foods on my site…I’m definitely looking forward to your future posts as well! 😉

    • Hey Violets & Vanilla! No biggie, there are few other non-tea drinkers that follow my site too! I’m hoping I’ll inspire you to convert someday. 🙂 At the very least, maybe you’ll find a non-tea recipe or two to try out. Thank you so much for taking a look around and helping me find your blog too! 😉

  3. Hi Bonnie…I am a nutritionist…studied in France, live in Canada….love tea at 3…your blog is an absolute delight…I embrace your photos, your joy in presenting and sharing and YOU…
    thank you …

  4. Hi Bonnie, Just to say how delighted I am to have stumbled across your blog, it’s just beautiful. Being a true Brit, I can barely operate without a cup of tea. So nice to read all about ‘modern’ tea and all its accoutrements!

    • Thank you so much for the kind words Rachel! My blog is always a work in progress–I think it’s just wonderful how so many cultures share a passion for this simple little drink. By the way, I had a quick moment to take a look at your blog too…the site looks amazing! I’m so glad that you stopped by my site so that I could find yours…very much looking forward to your future posts! 🙂

  5. Hai bonnie.. i already follow your blog just a few time now.. and like all your post about dim sum.. i also new to dim sum and siao mai.. and i need to try how to do a dim sum..can you tell me how to do dim sum or siao mai dough? Is it need a special flour? Can you tell me what ingredient to do a dough?

  6. Hi Bonnie:

    How are you.

    I am Richard Zhang, the Sales Manager of Vicony Teas Company. The company
    based in Huangshan, Anhui, China, deals with various Chinese teas. We now offer
    oversea door-to-door wholesale service and now we have a great deal of customers

    I found your blog when i am surfing online today. I like it very much. It is serious and
    full of insight. I wish to know whether you would like to review our teas. As i know
    your are a tea lover, we are glad to send you free samples of some of our teas for
    you to try. You just need to post unbiased reviews on your blog and give links back
    to our website.

    You can explore our webite: http://www.viconyteas.com and let us know what teas you
    wish to try. And if you want to cooperate with us, we can send you several kinds
    of teas(combined up to 0.5-1KG) every year for free on on regular basis.

    We are looking forward to your reply.


    Best Regards

    Richard Zhang


  7. Hi Bonnie, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award, because I love following your blog and want other bloggers and non-bloggers to know about your website! Thank you so much and please consider participating, if you haven’t done so in the past.😊

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