harney & sons

Tea Review: Harney & Sons’ Queen Catherine

June 28, 2016 in Black Tea / Tea Review

While this is a tea blend from Harney & Sons, it is also sold through a Toronto based company, Premium Teas. “Premium Teas wanted to make the most coveted Harney & Sons Fine Teas widely accessible in Canada and that was our main focus since inception. Harney & Sons Teas are too good to keep a secret. Share a real cup of tea with friends and family.” Let’s do just that. I’m sharing my tea thoughts on one of their signature black tea blends. Read more…

matcha whisk

How to Properly Care for Your Matcha Whisk (Chasen)

June 20, 2016 in Learn

I recently watched a video on how the matcha whisk (also known as the chasen) is made and it is truly beautiful craft work. It had me appreciating my chasen more but also had me thinking about how I care for it. So much love and energy goes into the process of hand crafting the bamboo chasen that it only makes sense to give back to those who created it and the chasen itself by properly maintaining it. I have come a long way from when I first started to drink matcha several years ago. My matcha experience has definitely been based on trial and error, including when it comes to caring for my matcha accessories. Read more…

iced tea

7 Must Make Iced Tea Recipes to Enjoy All Summer

June 10, 2016 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

Happy National Iced Tea Day! What better way to celebrate than with a refreshing, cold glass of your favourite steep? Iced teas can be prepared and served in many different ways. You can sweeten them, add fruit, shake them up, cold steep the teas and much more. A few weeks ago I shared three ways to tweak a bottled iced tea, however, most of my favourite versions include real tea leaves. Tisanes, such as herbs and spices, are also an invigorating option when getting creative with the iced beverage. In honour of today, I am sharing some delicious iced tea recipes from other bloggers that you can easily stir up at home. Read more…

Old Fashioned

Lapsang Souchong Old Fashioned

June 1, 2016 in Beverage / Tea Recipe

At this year’s Toronto Tea Festival I had a quick opportunity to stop at teALCHEMY’s booth and was introduced to their tea products. One of the exciting products was a book called Tea-Tails, which I was able to get a copy for myself, too. Tea-Tails starts with an introduction to tea infused cocktails and the healing properties. There are also a few other sections on tea powders, syrups and tips and tricks related to preparing tea and throwing a tea party. With all of this, it is still mainly a recipe book where the author shares her love and knowledge for tea and mixology.  Read more…

blogs

What Blogs to Read this Month in Tea // May Round Up

May 31, 2016 in Monthly Round Up

The last few days have been iced tea galore for me, especially with the high temperatures lately. I’m currently sipping on an iced silver needle and going through my BlogLovin’ feed to catch up on some blogs. I feel like there was an out pour of amazing tea related content this month. This was easily one of the hardest monthly round ups I had to put together. You’ll find a recap from a tea festival that happened earlier in May, tips when buying tea and of course, tea recipes that are always too delicious to not share. Check all that and more in the round up below now or save this page to catch up later. Read more…

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