We always enjoy Jeff Yang's shrewd cross-cultural commentary in his Asian Pop column. Today we were excited to see that he turned his keyboard toward the Bay Area tea scene, calling out Imperial Tea Court Teamaster Roy Fong as one of the "tea luminaries in San Francisco."
"He imports his tea directly from China, and has a huge hand in the actual processing! He's incredibly knowledgeable, probably one of the nation's foremost experts on Puer tea," Jeff quoted "tea sommelier" and blogger Lindsey Goodwin. Jeff also observed, "The tea devotees I spoke with reiterated again and again that the Bay Area has increasingly become the tea capital of the United States."