Top hits rewind: Celebrating top stories on Cold Tea Collective

A look back at some of the most memorable Cold Tea Collective articles that our readers have loved throughout the years.
Most Memorable Cold Tea Collective Articles
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In the last few years, there have been many Cold Tea Collective articles. Our stories range from entertainment to the Dear Kiki advice column to lifestyle and personal experiences; there’s no shortage of Cold Tea Collective articles for readers to choose from.

Cold Tea Collective is only able to share relevant and meaningful stories with the Asian diaspora thanks to a diverse group of writers and contributors. Our stories are written by us and for us–without having to explain why things are a certain way in our respective cultures.

Whether you’re a long-time reader or new to Cold Tea Collective, we hope you will consider supporting the publication’s next phase – a transition from a volunteer-driven organization to a sustainable independent news organization. This means Cold Tea Collective can provide paid career development opportunities for emerging Asian journalists and other media professionals.

We wouldn’t be here today without our dedicated and talented team members and contributors. But, looking forward also requires looking back. So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of Cold Tea Collective’s most popular articles that our readers have loved throughout the times.

Hustle and Heart: The Simu Liu Story

By Natasha Jung

Cold Tea Collective sat down with actor Simu Liu to learn about his journey as one of Canada’s and internally recognized leading Asian men on the big screen. This two-part series is part of Cold Tea Collective’s podcast, Pearls of Wisdom. 

Fun fact: Simu was our first-ever podcast guest and remains our top podcast episode with the most listens.

Cold Tea Collective articles: Simu Liu and Natasha Jung.
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Hustle and Heart: Seven Questions with Simu Liu

By Natasha Jung

In the second of a two-part series, Cold Tea Collective poses some burning questions from “Kim-Bits” for the leading actor. Plus, you don’t want to miss his pearl of wisdom for Cold Tea Collective readers. Listen to our podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Cold Tea Collective articles: Simu Liu and Natasha Jung.
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What I learned after being in a relationship with an asexual person

By Jaymee Mak

Writer, producer, and co-star Jaymee Mak graciously wrote her personal story for Cold Tea Collective to give insight to viewers about this unique experience. It’s Not You, It’s Not Me shares her personal story after being in a relationship with an asexual person. (*content warning: implicit sex).

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Photo credit: still from It’s Not You, It’s Not Me by Jamie Mak

Indigenous Filipino healing practices

By Sandra Nomoto

Discover the world of traditional Filipino medicine and healing methods. In this Cold Tea Collective article, Sandra Nomoto explores the history, herbalism, and practices of how her ancestors took care of themselves. Learn about albularyos, tuob, and more.

Indigenous Filipino medicine and healing practices.
Photo credit: Czar Dancel for Manila Bulletin

The pain of finding glasses for an Asian face

By Courtney Chu

Another popular Cold Tea Collective article has one writer recounting an eye-opening search for the perfect pair of glasses, and the need for more “good designs” in the industry. Find out what a “low-nose bridge” is and how it may be a better fit for Asian faces.

Finding glasses for an asian face.
Photo credit: Courtney Chu

A look back at YouTube’s original Asian creators

By Catherine Dang

Back when YouTube started in 2005, we had a few YouTubers that paved the path for Asian creators on the platform. Although the YouTube landscape continues to change, the enduring impact of these original Asian YouTubers has not. Here’s our list of the original bunch.

Cold Tea Collective articles: YouTube's original Asian creators

Six holiday traditions you’ll experience in a Filipino home

By Sandra Nomoto

Here’s a quick rundown of six Filipino traditions that make the winter holidays unique. This joyous time is definitely something to look forward to, from lighting up the night and making noise to extending the holiday season to February.

Filipino holiday traditions.
Photo credit: Keith Bacongco

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