Mei, writer and tea lover based in Sarawak, Borneo.

This blog is mostly about tea and tea-related experiences, with the occasional diversion into travel and other topics of interest.

茶柱 (chabashira, lit. tea pillar) is the Japanese word for a tea stem floating upright in a teacup. Given its rarity, encountering a chabashira in one’s teacup is said to be a good omen.