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The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern

January 15th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Bars, Cafes, Favourites, Latest | Leave A Comment »

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar, Redfern

The Rabbit Hole Organic Tea Bar reopened in Redfern last week, so it’s a good time to respark interest in this great one-of-a-kind venue. It’s gotten a lot of worthwhile attention for proving that there’s more to tea than a bag thoughtlessly dunked into a mug – and even though steeped leaves are a headline […]

Perfect South & Sydney Tea Festival

May 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Podcasts | 3 Comments »

Perfect South & Sydney Tea Festival

I’ve just brewed up a new podcast. Here are the details … Renee Creer is doing something unusual in Australia – she’s selling locally grown green tea under her label Perfect South. She’s taken an unusual route to get to this point – a journey that involves a visit to an 800-year-old tea shop in […]

White Rabbit Teahouse, Chippendale

July 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

White Rabbit Teahouse, Chippendale

Sometimes “good intentions” (a.k.a. the often hopeless battle against slackerdom) can take a while to accomplish. I’d wanted to visit the White Rabbit gallery since it opened late last year, when it drew a lot of noise and applause for its hypervivid collection of contemporary Chinese art. So far, those plans had come to a […]

New meaning to "tea light"

March 6th, 2009  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

New meaning to "tea light"

Pictured above is a very cool teabag light by South Korean designer Wonsik Chae. Steep the bag into a cup of chemicals and it glows. The special “brew” that activates the brightness is not Earl Gray or English Breakfast, but Fluorescent Molecules. (My fave blend when snacking on biscuits.)

Merry Crimbo

December 20th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Merry Crimbo

It’s that time of year again – oversocialising, panic-present-buying, frantically wrapping up work deadlines. Oh, and there are good bits, too. (The free-flowing amount of chocolate! The widespread sampling of finger food! The fact everyone is excited to see the cliff-edge of 2008.) I hope everyone is having an awesome wind-up of the year. If […]

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry on FBI 94.5FM

September 20th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Unbearable Lightness of Being Hungry on FBI 94.5FM

So I haven’t been doing the Burger Dance (like these Lego dudes hopped up on patties-and-buns obviously are) but today I kick-started a food segment on Weekend Lunch, the FBI radio show presented by the amazing Anna Burns. Today we had our first go (or “first course”) and it was a lot of fun. Running […]

Cafe Ish, Surry Hills

July 18th, 2008  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Cafe Ish, Surry Hills

When Mark from China Heights gallery claimed Cafe Ish as one of his favourites on my list blog, that’s when the place first tripped off my worth-registering-in-brain mechanism. I did a bit more online sleuthing and discovered it was a cafe that specialised in Australian food with a Japanese twist (!) and it flaunted an […]

The Tea Centre, Sydney

November 9th, 2007  |  by  |  published in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

The Tea Centre, Sydney

I love it when you find some little curiosity in your own city that you’d never known about. It’s hard not to be a grumpy know-all when you’ve lived somewhere forever, but these chance moments make you realise there are thousands of wonderful things you could discover, if you just wriggle out of your set-shell […]

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Hi, I'm Lee Tran Lam. When not blogging with my mouth full, I'm usually writing, presenting Local Fidelity on FBi radio, making zines, producing podcasts or continually breaking promises about how I really am gonna get through my book pile one day.

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