Although I'm Irish and was brought up on black tea with milk and a little sugar, my favorite tea memory is the first time I visited San Francisco in 1986 with my husband and my two year old son, Joshua. While dad was working Joshua and I went to the Japenese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park. In a traditonal tea hut with open sides I had green tea in a small cup while watching fish swim under the hut in the koi pond and my little son was playing with the pigions [sic] who were looking for the crumbs of the left over almond and rice cookies that are served in a small bowl with each tea order. After my visit to the tea garden I never drank black tea again. My favorite tea is sencha tea and Genmai Cha tea.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Green Tea in Golden Gate Park
Artist Michele Brody hasn't opened her tea cart exhibit to the public yet - she's been rained out the past two Thursdays - but the project, in which Michele will transcribe visitors' family histories onto tea-stained paper, has already inspired some storytelling on the internet. Kathleen Goldstein writes on our Flickr page: