Cha Bay is the collaboration between co-founders Auguste Elder, and Lisa Chan.
Lisa Chan is the recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Eat Your Emotions. She lived in France to study the art of French pastry, working alongside Michelin starred chefs in tiny gourmet towns. She then moved to Taiwan to become a student of tea, living alongside a 4th generation tea master. She combined these two passions and created Tiny Pinecone, a successful pop-up teahouse in New York City’s Greenwich Village.
Dessert is her reason to explore this earth. Emotions are her reason to explore the human condition. Both of these motivations pair well with tea.
Lisa finds beauty everywhere, especially in mindfully crafted words, flavors and experiences. She’s also a proud shortbread addict, and aspiring yogi. Her go-to meal is tea and cookies. Mmmm. She lives in NYC with her partner. Follow her on Instagram @eatyouremotionss
Auguste Elder has studied pottery independently in Philadelphia, Paris, and New York City. He has been a visiting artist at Salem Art Works (SAW) since 2015, where he focuses primarily on wood-firing vessels and urns inspired by Japanese and Etruscan wares. His pottery is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library and The American Buddhist Study Center, both in Manhattan, and has also appeared in Ceramics Monthly. Elder’s works have recently been exhibited in California, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and around New York State, including the international exhibition “Shapes of Influence Biennial,” juried by ceramist Simon Levin, which seeks to showcase “the best in contemporary ceramics.” Auguste teaches art to high school students full time at The Calhoun School in Manhattan, NY, and ceramics at ClayHouse in Brooklyn, NY. View more of his creations here, and follow him on Instagram @auguste.elder