Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. Would you like some tea?

Perhaps you’ve stumbled here because you’re looking for a cookbook I wrote? That would be Jia! The Food of Swatow and the Teochew Diaspora. Hardcover copies are currently sold out everywhere (sad face!) but you can purchase a digital version here, and sign up for a waitlist here in case of a future reprint. If you’re looking for other things I’ve written/said on Teochew food, keep scrolling to the bottom!

Maybe you’re here because you’ve heard of Three Gems Tea? My co-founder Ayumi Takahashi and I are making tea breaks good, simple, and fun by sourcing delicious loose leaf teas from family farms and designing teaware with a pop to brighten your table.

In a previous life, I worked as a public health researcher & consultant. I studied Economics & Sustainable Development at Columbia and received my MPH in Health Policy & Management from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

I live in Los Angeles with my husband, our neurotic dog, and our favorite new little human. We’re restoring our mid-century modern home and have cut our gas lines + gone fully electric ⚡️ (Talk to me about why I love induction stoves and their benefits to public health, the environment, and your cooking! We hope to help others electrify their homes too, by sharing lessons we’re learning along the way. More to come soon!)

I’m always interested in collaborating! Get in touch here.


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