Matcha: The Comprehensive Guide from a Tea Blogger

December 11, 2017 in Matcha 101: Learn About This Green Tea

When I was introduced to matcha I immediately had a lot of questions about this unique tea. As a regular loose leaf tea drinker, I was hesitant about instant tea powder and thought matcha was just that. When I quickly found out that it wasn’t, I knew I had a lot to learn. The questions I had about matcha were related to its history, preparation methods, storage tips and much more. I created this comprehensive matcha guide that features answers to some frequently asked questions about the green tea powder. I’ll be sure to update this guide periodically so that I can answer any more matcha related questions. Please use the table of contents below to access a certain question easily. Read more…

Birthday with tea

6 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday with Tea

December 5, 2017 in Learn / Tea Thoughts

I am officially one year older! To kick off my birthday celebrations, I have reservations for afternoon tea at a local tea room I adore. I always say my birthday is a great excuse to make people do things with me they wouldn’t normally do. For instance, all my not-so tea addicted friends and family will actually sit down and drink all of the tea I serve them because…who could say no to the birthday girl? So, I fully take advantage of my birthday by using it as the perfect day to convert people to the tea side. Next time your day is here, consider some of these ideas on how to celebrate your birthday with tea and help your friends and family members understand the wonderful beverage. Read more…

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This Month in Tea // November Blog Round Up

November 30, 2017 in Monthly Round Up

The last day of November means we can soon start those tea advent calendars we have been trying our hardest not to open until December 1st! I had plans to make my own this year, but someone gifted me the David’s Tea 24 Days of Tea advent calendar so I’ll be using that. I have not done a countdown with their advent calendars in what feels like forever, so I’m curious what’s behind each door. I may have already peaked at one (my birthday) and am really looking forward celebrating with that day’s tea! Let me know if you’ll be counting down until Christmas with tea this year. If you need something to distract you from peaking before tomorrow, catch up on some blogs with this month in tea November round up. Read more…

tea in a day

What I “Tea” in a Day

November 23, 2017 in Tea Thoughts

As a tea blogger, I’m always interviewing fellow tea drinkers and learning more about their tea drinking habits. I share a bit of my own tea habits through photos on my Instagram account, but decided I should start doing so on my blog as well. “How much tea do you drink in a day?” is a popular question I receive and I’m here to give you somewhat of an answer! The thing is, depending on the day, I know that my tea habits can change often. I started making note of the teas I consume in a random day, beginning with today, and documenting them here. So, if you want to see my “what I tea in a day” from today, continue reading. Read more…

At the Tea Table with Food Writer Mairlyn Smith

November 16, 2017 in At the Tea Table

I was first introduced to Mairlyn Smith from a blog post she wrote called Thirty Cups of Tea. She mentioned how tea makes her happy, soothes her and acts like a problem solver. Tea is always the answer. It was then that I began to follow Mairlyn online and slowly I started to notice her appearing on my television with Cityline and Breakfast TV here in Canada. Aside from being a fellow tea lover, she is also the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of My Left Frying Pan where she shares even more of her fun personality and recipes on YouTube. At the tea table Mairlyn and I chatted about her first sip of tea, tea memories with her Gran and Great aunt and some of her favourite teacups. Read more…

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