Appreciate Each Sip This Earth Day
Appreciate Each Sip This Earth Day

“Meanwhile, let us have a sip of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” ― Okakura Kakuzō, The Book of Tea On this fine Earth […]

Best Teas for the Habitual Over-Steeper
Best Teas for the Habitual Over-Steeper

Are you a habitual over-steeper? Are you that hyper-focused or dreamy individual, who, once caught in an idea, has trouble coming back to the demands of reality? Hi. My name is Heather. And I am (sometimes! just maybe!) guilty of over-steeping. What can we do? I mean, when I’m truly focused, I’m just a passenger […]

Foodie February: Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Biscotti
Foodie February: Dark Chocolate Earl Grey Biscotti

Do you ever get the urge to Produce Something New? Something fun, maybe a little wild, you haven’t dared make before? Sometimes I wonder if that’s really what winter stir-craziness is for – the urge to explore all those latent hobbies and interests you dismiss when the air is warm and the green breezes of […]

Sip Your Dessert
Sip Your Dessert

I can hear what you’re thinking: “She just put the words “Chocolate” and “tea” together. Is this a thing that works?” Well…I can tell you, it’s very chocolatey (ha) and a great way to soothe a sweet craving without breaking the calorie bank!  Perfect for those New Year’s resolutions! I discovered Chocolate Tea one day […]

A Winter Tea Tonic
A Winter Tea Tonic

I don’t know about you, but when the seasons change it’s not just the leaves that turn red. My nose runs from me (ha) and my cheeks flare in protest, partially due to the new cold and partially due to Nature’s final fury: the explosion of allergens that hit the air right before our plant […]

Brewing Tea: The Basic Version
Brewing Tea: The Basic Version

Speaking from experience: to someone who’s never dealt with tea outside of a teabag before, the brewing process might as well be hidden alchemical secrets. Thankfully, preparing loose-leaf tea can be surprisingly simple with the right tools and some basic information. There are some nuances to the perfect cup of tea, and they can absolutely […]

The Magic of Oolong
The Magic of Oolong

Would you believe us if we told you that both of those teas were the same type? You should. They’re both oolongs, and we love oolongs. Why? Because they’re made of magic, that’s why. That might sound a little dramatic, but oolong tea manifests in a wide variety of styles that produce some truly unique […]