E.J. Mellow

At The Tea Table with Author E.J. Mellow

January 17, 2017 in At the Tea Table

When I think of the perfect writing spot I think of the place E.J. Mellow sits down at to create her intriguing work. Natural light releasing energy, framed artwork and quotes inspiring the day and teacups always filled to the brim. In case you couldn’t tell yet, E.J. Mellow is an author and as a writer myself, I connected with her through her award winning contemporary fantasy book series and, later, her tea obsession. I may or may not have became a bigger fan of her writing after I found out most of it was done with tea by her side. At the tea table we discussed how tea influences her writing, we tour her tea and writing space and much more. Read more…

matcha green tea

How To Make Matcha Green Tea

January 11, 2017 in Learn

I have always stated that my matcha journey is a long story. From someone who went from very much disliking matcha green tea to having it daily and enjoying every bit of it, I like to help others with the same. I have already shared some of the best matcha green tea brands I recommend as investing in great quality matcha is the first step to truly enjoying the beverage. The next step is to learn how to properly prepare matcha. This blog tutorial (video included, too!) will show you step-by-step how to make your ceremonial matcha traditionally. Read more…

tea trends

Tea Trends I Hope To See In 2017

January 5, 2017 in Learn / Tea Thoughts

Each year you start to hear about trends for the following 365 days. I just finished reading an article talking about the food trends coming and, again, it is expected that green tea will be on the rise. I’m not opposed to tea trends when they are something that will make a positive impact on the tea industry. While I don’t know more about the tea trends to expect in 2017, there are a few that I have in mind. The three tea trends below are what I’m hoping to see in 2017, but overall, I just really hope we’ll be able to push the health benefits from tea aside and focus more on the enjoyment this year. Read more…

tea moments

My 2016 Tea Moments

December 31, 2016 in Tea Thoughts

I have never liked saying goodbye to a year because it also means I have to say goodbye to my favourite month of the year (farewell birthday month!). But with a new year right around the corner I was going over some tea moments from 2016 and thought it would be fun to round a few up in a blog post to end the year. I was debating on sharing my favourite teas that I enjoyed this past year but I found it difficult to keep that list short so I’m approaching this year in review a bit differently. Seriously, 2016 was the year of tea for me. So many steeped memories were made and I am so happy you all joined my tea journeys here. Cheers to 2017! :) Read more…

Sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies with Earl Grey Tea Icing

December 21, 2016 in Dessert / Tea Recipe

Who doesn’t love sugar cookies for the holidays?! When I think of Christmas and baking, I don’t normally think of sugar cookies. It wasn’t usually on our endless list of Christmas baking. Growing up we made traditional Italian pizzelle, wine cookies and a special family recipe for chocolate chip cookies to name a few. I think I made sugar cookies only a handful of times before this recipe, and the last time I made these sugar cookies was over a month ago to serve them at my book launch. They were a huge hit, so I wanted to share them on the blog and with Christmas just days away, this is perfect timing for those who still have some baking to do! Read more…

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