Tea in Europe – Utrecht

30 minutes via train from Amsterdam, Utrecht feels a world away from all the hustle and bustle. Our one day/one night visit allowed for just a peek at its medieval magic but it became our favorite destination for charm, food and value. Green tea was offered at every cafe and restaurant in various loose leaf…

Jasmine – An Enduring Love

When writing love notes in my journal, there’s one item that appears over and over again. Jasmine tea (make that fine grade Jasmine Pearls). There is nothing else on earth that can soothe, intoxicate and delight the senses quite like these pearls. The fragrance, the color, the taste. To inhale and to sip is divine….

Rishi Reviews

Being a tea lover and having a fondness for products from Chicago or Milwaukee, Rishi was a natural for me to explore. And that’s what I’ve been doing over the past 18 mos. I love that everything is organic AND you can order sample bags for most of their teas. It’s a great way to…

Tea in a Japanese Garden

As in the award winning  Portland Japanese Garden. The only thing better than sipping on serene Sencha is doing it in a tranquil setting. The Umami Cafe, part of a new expansion, provides just that. The glass walls of this intimate room give the feeling of floating amongst the trees. Staff does a nice job of…