Caleb Bryant Miller


Brooklyn based photographer

+1 505 552 2532
cbm@calebbryantmiller.com

I never expected to find tea so suddenly fascinating. But when So Han Fan, resident tea master and proprietor of West China Tea Co. from Austin, Texas, landed on my doorstep and offered me traditional gongfu cha, I instantly gravitated toward the microcosmic world of tea, its history, the stories behind its cultivation and ancient roots in human societies. I spent a lifetime believing that tea comes in little sachets full of dust, never once seeing the whole leaf or savoring a truly well made and elegantly presented cup of this mysterious, storied, botanical infusion.

Tea has a way of bending the destiny of those caught in its orbit. Perhaps the great intelligences of this world are not the haughty bipedal descendants of apes, but the clever plants that have so cunningly persuaded us to cultivate them throughout the passing millennia.

There will be more to come. Ideas are steeping...

 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0380.jpg
River Red Black Tea and 2009 Aged Raw Black Bing
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0456.jpg
2010 White Peony Bing White Tea
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0477.jpg
Mabian Maojian Green
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0603.jpg
Ya Bao Sheng Pu Er
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0574.jpg
Ya Bao Sheng Pu Er
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-_G002286.jpg
Gongfu Cha at the Guggenheim with So Han Fan
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-_G002302.jpg
 
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0541.jpg
Snow Chrysanthemum Herbal
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0496.jpg
Huang Ya Yellow Tea
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0515.jpg
Haunted Plum Oolong
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0504.jpg
 
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0486.jpg
Guyu Cha Heicha
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-CM7_0421.jpg
River Red Black Tea
 
http://www.calebbryantmiller.com/files/gimgs/th-27_20161109-_G002282.jpg