Tea Crush

Happy National Hot Tea Month! This seemed the perfect time to confess – I have a new tea crush. Nothing will ever replace my love of an exquisite jasmine brew, but this blend from Steve Smith comes surprisingly close to being on par.  Preserve is a masterful mix of Spring harvested green from China, lemon…

Tea in BC 2017

It had been almost four years since I last sipped my way through Victoria, BC and I was eager to return. My visit there seven weeks ago didn’t disappoint. Murchie’s, of course, was my first stop. Offering one of the best examples of a modern tea salon steeped in history, an exquisite pastry and pot of Jasmine…

What’s Brewing in Space?

If you didn’t catch the launch yesterday or read this morning’s news, there’s buzz around British astronaut, Maj. Tim Peake. Seems the major is going to be trying out a new tea-making process in an attempt to brew the first decent cup of tea in space. For the last year, astronauts got their caffeine fix via the ISSpresso, a…

Holiday Gifts for Tea Lovers

Tea Forte ranks high on my list of attractive packaging and tasty tea for gift giving. This season is no exception. Their line of “Warming Joy” (packaged in sleek ice blue & grey with a snow flake motif) includes creative options starting at $6. Choose from the mini pyramid set, the collectors tin or ribbon…