Category: Tea

Ancient Tree Green Puerh from Masters Teas

The one thing I know about Puerh tea is I don’t know much about Puerh tea. So, I made it one of my resolutions to learn about it, taste it, explore it, and see if I could acquire a taste for it. My first…

Tea Review: Gyokuro from Japanese Green Tea Co.

I really enjoy my mugs of delicious flavored teas and tisanes. I will always reach for a Hot Cinnamon Spice when winter settles in. I will happily chug honeybush dessert teas that taste like banana nut bread and cotton candy. And of course, how…

the communiTEA by Adagio Teas

Beginning in January, some Adagio customers started receiving a mysterious package labeled “the communiTEA” along with recent orders. Printed on the package was a note that said, “The commuiTEA is a unique place where Adagio patrons from all around the world can sit down…

Five December Favorites

I know we are three days into the New Year already, but you know how it is with these wrap-up posts… I like to take a minute (or more realistically an hour that gets edited down to about 12 minutes) and reflect on the…

By Golly, I Have Over 200 Types of Tea!

One of the very first YouTube videos I created was a declaration of my self-imposed Tea Buying Ban. It’s actually a painfully awkward and un-charismatic video, but the stop-motion display of my tea collection at the time was kind of fun. I ended up…

Formosa Fancy Bai Hao from Masters Teas

Formosa Fancy Bai Hao Tea from Masters Teas

Origin: Wen Shan, TaiwanElevation: 650mHarvest: May 2018Purchase from Masters Teas It feels that lately, I have been drinking a bunch of mediocre tea. The kind of mediocrity (mediocriTEA?) that has me continually reaching for the same bag of tea in hopes of either having an “A-Ha! Moment”…

S’mores Chai from DAVIDsTEA

Origin: Not ListedElevation: Not ListedHarvest: Not ListedPurchase from DAVIDsTEA I admit I’ve never gone camping. I’m afraid of the dark. Of being gobbled up by hungry bears. And most of all…the bathroom situation or lack thereof. So, the opportunity to indulge in this ooey-gooey,…

Books & Tea: The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen book cover

Years ago, I read Just Listen by Sarah Dessen, and what I remember most about it is how mediocre I thought the story was, and after reading through summaries of her other novels, largely formulaic: Girl experiences some kind of hardship and withdraws from…

Moscow Mule from DavidsTea

Last summer I was pregnant. Like, super pregnant. Which meant I didn’t get to kick my feet up on the back porch while reading and sipping a beer— a most enjoyable and relaxing summer pastime. Nor did I get to indulge in a cold…

Earl Grey Supreme from Harney & Sons

I associate Earl Grey tea with the Autumn and Winter months. With mornings when I wake up before the sun, where there is a cold nip in the air, and the clouds hang heavy in the sky. We have had plenty of Earl Grey…