Office Blend Tea by Daphnis and Chloe

A fresh, hand-picked tea from Greece offers a caffeine-free energy boost

When hitting the post-lunch slump at work, the office stereotypically shuffles over to the coffee pot in search of a fresh jolt. But for those who don’t drink caffeine, the stamina-inducing choices have long been slim—energetic teas still contain the stimulant, and supplements tend to neglect the gratification of taking a break with a warm, tasty drink—forcing the decaf crowd to accept its slightly slouching …

Sorapot 2 Teapot by Joey Roth

The innovative industrial designer reimagines his first ever product with impressive results

Though it’s been discontinued for two years and nearly a decade since its introduction, industrial designer Joey Roth‘s first product, the Sorapot teapot, continues to enchant with a wonderfully organic shape and visually stimulating design. And now, after four years of dedicated attention, Roth excitedly introduces Sorapot 2, a more efficient, redesigned version of the original. As an avid tea drinker, Roth has long been …

Baoputang Teahouse, Beijing

Pioneering a tea renaissance, focused on tradition, culture and spiritual nourishment

It is common knowledge that China is a land of tea. It’s deeply rooted in Chinese culture and it’s clearly an important part of the country’s heritage, but when it comes to tea tasting, the story is slightly different. Nowadays, many people drink commercial brands of tea, with little knowledge or appreciation of traditional tea culture. Until a few years ago, the pace of growth …