Announcing Tea-spiration: My First Book + Pre-Order

August 23, 2016 in Tea News

I wrote a book. I can’t believe I just said that. I wrote a book and it’s getting published! After starting to work on this book last year, I can finally share the news with all of you and it feels great! Keeping this secret for that long was not easy. It’s been a long process. There has been a lot of tea leaves, tea cups, crinkled papers and word vomiting, but it’s finally here! Well, almost. My manuscript is complete and now in the hands of my editor and publisher. I’m so excited to share with you today the title of my book, the cover design and more inside details. But before we get to that, I want to explain a bit about why I decided to write this book.  Read more…

Currently Loving: Summer 2016 Edition

August 18, 2016 in Tea Favourites

currently loving: summer1. Shirt from Crew Teas – I’m a huge fan of the saying on this shirt which is why I was so excited to actually have a shirt that says this. With the vast selection Crew Tea offers it was hard to settle on just one design, but this shirt’s message spreads both positivity and my love for tea around. The shirt is printed on American Apparel fine jersey men’s/unisex so the sizes do run a bit big for women. For instance, I’m usually a medium or small in t-shirts, but an extra small in this shirt fits me best. While it is available in five different colours, the one I have is called butter. Crew Tea is always putting up new tea designs, so be sure to check their online catalog regularly to see what is in the works. Read more…

Shelby Kroach

At the Tea Table with Shelby Kroach of The Honest Leaf

August 16, 2016 in At the Tea Table

I’m thrilled to finally begin this new monthly series here on The Cup of Life. When I first started to get into tea I instantly found a connection with other tea lovers out there and still do today. I love hearing about their tea journeys and how tea is in their lives. To continue this connection and expand our tea community I will be interviewing tea drinkers around the world and sharing what their passion for tea looks like. Let’s begin this fun series by meeting Shelby Kroach, owner of The Honest Leaf based in Toronto, Ontario. Read more…

matcha green tea slushie

Matcha Green Tea Slushie

August 11, 2016 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

I somehow always forget how hot it can get in the summer time. Even though I live in Canada with polar bears there are days it gets way too humid and I’m super grateful for air conditioning indoors. However, outside I rely on cool drinks. Ice is something you’ll find in my teas during the humid days. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I’ve been making matcha ice cubes this summer as a quick way to add them to drinks for iced teas and iced lattes. The simple process of making green tea ice cubes can lead to many cool down creations, including this recipe for a matcha green tea slushie. Read more…

vahdam teas

Tea Review: Vahdam Teas’ Castleton Imperial Darjeeling First Flush

August 9, 2016 in Black Tea / Tea Review

Vahdam Teas has been established to make available the luxury of pure & unblended Indian teas to tea lovers across the globe. Unlike your everyday cuppa. Vahdam teas do not travel in containers for months before being packaged and sold. All our teas are procured direct from plantations & tea growers within 24-72 hours of production, packaged garden fresh and shipped directly from source in India.” Let’s discover a Darjeeling tea they offer from the 2016 spring harvest. Read more…

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