It’s been a while…

Looking back at our last event, it was another experience worthwhile. Having had mostly what one could technically call strangers at the table didn’t feel strange to us. Quite the opposite, it was a round of lovely people we were delighted to serve with tea and food. Thank you for joining us guys! While saying so, the next event is already lurking on the horizon. So please lovely people, gather, reserve a seat, keep free July the 12th and come enjoy with us!

Till then!

July Event

Wanna be the early bird? Missed one of our events? No worries, next event is scheduled on July the 12th. You can now book either here or here. Whichever, make sure you book soon as seats are going fast!

Next Event!

To all you tea lovers and foodies out there!

We staged our 5th event last Sunday and once more were delighted to gather a bunch of lovely people around the table to serve them tea and dim sum. It was a great success and we highly recommend you secure your seats for the upcoming one on the 7th of June on GrubClub.

See you then and there!

Alex & Sam x

5th Event coming up!

Hey folks!

Our 5th event is up on GrubClub and ready to be booked, so make sure you’re free on Sunday the 10th May to come along to our home in Streatham, south London, for a marvellous Chinese tea and Dim Sum experience!

三茶六饭

lit. to offer three kinds of tea and six different dishes

to be extremely considerate towards guests (idiom)

We base our hospitality on this idiom. We provide three kinds of tea, and six dishes. Between each tea, two Chinese dim sum inspired dishes will be served.

Don’t miss out on our new arrival, the DanDan dumpling, filled with lovely goodness – made from spicy minced pork and sesame paste – and tasting like the infamous sichuanese dish.

Hope to see you soon!

Sam and Alex x

Alex the anosmic

“Can you smell something burning?” Does that sound familiar Sam? Normally though, when the topic is first touched upon, people start by asking: “What do you smell/taste?” or something along these lines. Yes that’s right, I do not possess the sense of smell, I am anosmic:
Anosmia (/ænˈɒzmiə/) is the inability to perceive odour or a lack of functioning olfaction. (Wikipedia, 2015)
For as long as I can remember I have never had a “nose” and I can’t say that I have ever missed it. You might wonder what it is I can taste while eating and how I manage to cook. As some might have already guessed, I am limited to the five different taste buds found on a human tongue; salt, sour, sweet, bitter and umami (I leave that last one to your own research, dear reader). Cooking, seasoning? I dare say I have roughly the same idea of how much of any herb, spice etc. to put in a dish as any other experienced cook. For anything only detectable via one’s beak, I have to rely on my observation of other people’s reaction.
So there you have it, technically yes, I am disabled but compared to lacking any of the other senses, I think it is the lesser evil.
Smell you later!

What is food to me?

More than once I felt the need to explain what feels so natural and seems so obvious to me. To put it simply, it is the substance we run on! It is able to make us healthy, occasionally it might make us ill or if it comes to the worst it could even kill us. Food does wield an undeniable influence on our existence which is why, wherever possible, I don’t want food to be able to ‘lie’ to me. A meal should be honest, you should be able to tell what it contains of and it should be fresh or at least in a condition in which it is meant to be eaten (pickles just crossed my mind).